Questions need answering over Champions League
With England apparently well on course for victory at Trent Bridge, the most interesting development was the announcement of the Twenty20 Champions League.
This, you will recall, appeared to be merely a pipe dream when its concept was first announced, as well as a handy tool for the Indian Board to apply pressure on the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Basically, the two finalists from the domestic Twenty20 competitions in England, Australia, South Africa and India will all meet for a 10-day tournament in the autumn with the winner picking up $5m.
That's the straightforward bit - but there are many questions that need answering.
First and foremost, what has happened to the threat to English counties from the BCCI that if they field anyone that has played in the "rebel" ICL, they are ineligible to play in this Champions League?
Every county with the exception of Essex, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Somerset and Worcestershire appears to be affected, although there is just the chance that Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman, has told the BCCI exactly what to do with its threat to interfere with our game.
What about England's one-day cricketers who are unavailable for almost all of the domestic Twenty20 which starts on Wednesday? They will probably be free for the Champions League and I suspect will be keen to get their hands on the prize money.
Will Peter Moores release them and, if so, what effect will that have on team spirit within their county team?
Who would Dimi Mascarenhas play for should Hampshire qualify? He also plays for the Rajasthan Royals, who have already done so by virtue of their success in the Indian Premier League. The same question of loyalty will surely affect a number of Australian players, too.
And where are the other countries like West Indies, New Zealand and Pakistan? They all have flourishing Twenty20 domestic competitions. Are we witnessing a split between the haves and have nots?
Food for thought.
England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke will be a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme, which begins at 0900 BST on Sunday.