Exciting times - but dangerous too
It's amazing how fast the already frenetic world of Twenty20 is moving at the moment.
New proposals of exciting and staggeringly rich new tournaments are being mooted, while, in India, the Indian Premier League continues its impressive debut.
I have been in Chennai to witness the event for myself, and this visit culminated in the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians which was won, for the record, by Chennai.
It was an entertaining evening with the cricket played in overwhelming heat and humidity, and the crowd enjoyed it in much the same way as every crowd I have seen enjoys a Twenty20 game.
The only difference for me was the knowledge that some players on view were earning sums of money that previous generations of cricketers could only dream of - and the fact there were no Englishmen to be seen.
Shaun Pollock asked me where they were and Muttiah Muralitharan joked they should be part of the tournament.
I left Chennai with two clear conclusions. One: that the IPL is here to stay and this is not a bad thing by any means, and it needs to be embraced in a radically restructured international programme.
Which leads me to my second conclusion - Twenty20 cricket is entertaining, but shallow.
It commands nothing like the depth or enduring interest of Test cricket and, one day, will run its course in which case we will have a Ten10, and then a Five5.
The point being that Test cricket has to be nurtured and protected, and Twenty20 can sit along side it, but in its proper place and, crucially, without over exposure.
Meanwhile, the 50-over game has to go. It is now dull and predictable, and although that creates a headache for the ICC as far as the World Cup is concerned, it has had its day.
The idea of City-based teams fills me with dread and I really can't see that generating the necessary interest.
Any tournament here has to involve the long-established counties who might have to play a qualifying round in order to thin down the numbers a bit - perhaps the first division of the new domestic T20 might be the way to go.
I also hate the notion of an 'All Star's XI'. Those teams are merely benefit XIs with no real unity or purpose, and would surely devalue any tournament.
These are exciting times, but potentially dangerous too, and the administrators must show responsibility for the game as they rush to cash in its sudden popularity.
* Agnew's IPL experience will be shown on Inside Sport, BBC One, 5 May at 2250 BST.