Time for an English quota
THE number of Kolpaks and foreign players with ‘passports of convenience’ is getting beyond ridiculous.
Glamorgan, for example, have cynically bought T20 success with a line-up that seems to have little more relevance to Wales than the Cape Cobras or the Durban Dolphins. Hampshire’s chairman is even more shameless in defending the Kolpak influx. But each signing deprives a home-grown player of the chance to perform and, potentially, to play for England.
If it’s acceptable for Cricket South Africa to enforce ethnic quotas as a means of fostering indigenous talent, would it be outrageous to suggest that, post-Brexit, the ECB should require counties to include a minimum number of British players in their teams?