The promise of an exciting winter
And there'll be extensive coverage of the event on BBC radio.
The much anticipated "Twenty20 for Twenty" game between England and the Stanford Superstars will be live on 5 Live with commentary from Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White plus contributions from the voice of West Indies cricket Tony Cozier, Antigua's favourite son Sir Viv Richards plus one or two England legends... More details to follow.
Our coverage of the multi-million dollar match begins from 2100 BST, Saturday 1 November with the game itself getting underway at 2130.
But they'll be plenty from Antigua before that!
5 Live Sports Extra will have ball-by-ball commentary on the big money match between Middlesex and Trinidad & Tobago on Monday 27 October and England's final warm-up game against T&T on Tuesday 28 October. BBC London will be carrying commentary on Middlesex's other matches with updates on 5 Live and don't miss a Stanford preview special during 5 Live Sport on Thursday 30 October.
The news of the agreement between Stanford Twenty20 and Digicel was broken on Thursday night's 5 Live Sport - and it was announced at a rather fortuitous time. Michael Vaughan and Ravi Bopara just happened to be in the studio with Mark Saggers when details came through from Antigua.
Vaughan, of course, will not be involved in the game, but he will be in the West Indies at the time continuing his break from the game on holiday in Barbados. He said: "I'm sure there's 22 players jumping about right now at the news the game is going ahead, 11 here and 11 in the West Indies. I'll be cheering them on, probably from a beach bar in Barbados. I'll be glued to the game, there's so much hype and it should be a great spectacle. The whole world of cricket and many, many others will have their eyes on this game."
Asked if he was upset to be missing out on the bonanza that the likes of fellow 5 Live Sport guest Bopara would be sharing in, Vaughan said: "I'm just hoping Ravi might buy me a beer. I've been lucky in my career, but it's true for the guys coming into the game who are good at Twenty20 with Stanford, the IPL [Indian Premier League and the EPL [English Premier League] there are great opportunities to make a small fortune."
Vaughan appeared in a very upbeat mood and admitted that giving up the captaincy had been a huge weight off his shoulders: "I feel like I'm becoming myself again."
He dismissed rumours that he might pack in the game altogether: "That's absolute rubbish. One thing that irritates me is when people say I haven't got the hunger. If anything, I was too desperate to score runs and probably came back too soon. There's a real line. When you get too desperate you end up getting further away. I think I was too desperate to score runs to help Yorkshire and get back in the England set-up."
But although Vaughan says he really wants to get back playing international cricket he admitted he needs to be playing for England sooner rather than later. "Realistically I have to be back in a year or it will be very difficult. I won't be getting any younger and the selectors may be looking elsewhere. If I'm not in the side in a year then it's either because England have won every game or I'm not playing well enough to be selected."
Vaughan revealed he is likely to return to action with England's Performance Programme in India in November and December as part of a group of players training and playing a couple of games in Bangalore and Mumbai.
There'll be plenty of talented England cricketers in India during those months with the senior squad of course also in action with a seven-game one-day international series and two Test matches. Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball commentary starting with the first one-day international from Rajkot on Friday 14 November.
Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar will be part of our team throughout the tour with Geoff Boycott, Simon Hughes and TMS favourites Vic Marks and Angus Fraser amongst those joining Jonathan Agnew for the Tests.
And, as always, look out for TMS podcasts and blogs throughout what promises to be a exciting winter.