Bob Willis has been railing against overseas players and in particular the likes of James Bryant and co - the EU national with a passport allowing him to play county cricket here.
He argues that these type of players are killing the county game and we should make the COunty Championship an English only place or at least figure 9 English players. (Gloucestershire would be stuffed...)
He goes onto say that the less English players play then the more likely the national team will suffer.
For the record, I believe that 2 overseas players are good for the game as there are some top quality players over here like Jontie Rhodes and Wasim Akram who will improve the quality of cricket played. Also young players who do get their chance (Matt Wood etc) will improve from facing the likes of Akram instad of lesser English players. I appeciate the point about danger for the test team but I honestly believe county cricket has produced good players and there are some superb young players out there. The Academy are churning out exciting players and 2 overseas signings isn't ruining that. Yes it means les chances for English players but then that just means those English lads that do come through like Matt Wood, Ian Bell, Mark Wallace are more likely to make the grade.