Whether or not one's primary allegiance is with Yorkshire or England (or both?), the ECB's wonky scheduling and often seemingly random decisions as to who can play for their county and who can't is very destablizing for the competitive integrity and flow of the county game . And could even be viewed as being contemptuous of county cricket supporters. (Last season's championship decider between Yorkshire and Middlesex being a case in point.) Surely, there must be a better way to do things than the random chaos that prevails at the moment.
Perhaps a cap on the number of call-ups at any one time, or a more coherent fixture list with less England-county overlap is in order. And this nonsensical policy of parachuting players in and out of matches in progress has to go.
And yes, while we all appreciate that the County Championship would probably not exist without ECB funding, surely the current situation can be improved.