Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
if thats a true reflection of where cricket stands throughout the UK in some places as high as football and in other parts struggles to compete against squash. then it would seem to me be a better vehicle if the county teams where reduced down fron 18. to nearlly half, why spread quailty thin.
There is still easily enough participation in the UK to demand 18 teams, same way there has been for decades (it was 17 for a long time before it became 18 relatively recently).