The sound of Georg Frideric Handel's "Zadok the Priest" could be echoing around Lord's later this year as IPL cheeses kick-on with plans for an inaugural Champions League.
(Note drum n'bass fans: Zadok the Priest is the hymn Lampard, Gerrard and co will be coming out to tomorrow night)
Details of the competition have reportedly been firmed up over the weekend with top brass from India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and England - and they have collectively decided to stage the event in October in England.
Now Cowers is well aware of the effect of global warming but unless the entire population of the Home Counties drives around in Hummers all summer, it's still going to be nine jumper weather for those involved.
And we worry if the cheerleaders from the Washington Redskins are recruited to perform as they did at the IPL opener in Bangalore - the poor ladies will catch frost bite on a windy afternoon at Chester-le-Street if they are adorned in the same garb.
It's not just the weather that could be a stumbling block, the talent pool in England is diluted around 18 counties while of course there are just eight IPL teams, six Australian state teams and half a dozen South African provinces,
Maybe playing in minus seven is the boost the county sides need.
Let's not forget the transient nature of players - Herschelle Gibbs could have helped the Cobras win the Standard Bank Pro 20, then be a part of Deccan Chargers' IPL winning side and then guide Glamorgan to Twenty20 success.
Counties could find themselves in a situation like Manchester United in the European Cup in the 1990s when some of their players weren't eligible and they had to field jokers like Deiniol Graham.
Unlike the IPL which is the real Champions League, the actual Champions League could become more of a World Club Cup of an event.
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The opening weekend of the IPL saw some dynamic batting, most notably from Brendon McCullum who smashed a crowd threatening 13 sixes in a 73-ball 158 and Mike Hussey who smeared nine maximums in a 54-ball 116.
Indeed it took until the third match for a maiden to be bowled and it was little surprise that despite his only competitive cricket in the last 12 months coming against his son James in the back garden, it came from Glenn McGrath.
McGrath had his nickname "Pidge" on the back of his shirt. We are thankful that Graham Thorpe has not come out of retirement for the IPL with his nickname - his favourite pastime on tour that led to his wife divorcing him - on the back of his shirt.
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Early season games against the universities are traditionally a time when county batsmen wet their beak and find some form.
Alas Michael Vaughan fell for a sixth-ball duck for Yorkshire against the students of Bradford and Leeds UCCE and then followed it up with two in the second innings.
The bowlers, Harry Gurney and Michael Lambert, like all students are very keen to change their Facebook status which has not been adapted to "bowling England captain"
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THE INAUGURAL 'YOU JUST DON'T GET IT DO YOU' AWARD JOINTLY GOES TO: tower2strength, neal1122 and pasdesh for accusing us of slagging the game, being a jealous Englishman and insuting cricket respectively. Which beggars three questions - how exactly are we slagging the game, who said we are English and what's an insut?
THE INAUGURAL MISSED COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY GOES TO: The Kolkata Knight Riders who have put Vaasy on the back of Chaminda Vaas' shirt. Think of the rupees if they'd found a font small enough for his full name - Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
TALKING POINT: Cricket in England in October - plain crazy? And is there a need for yet another competition in an already packed calendar. And most importantly what's an insut!
COMING UP: Follow the live scorecard from 3.30pm as Shane Warne's blue army - the Rajasthan Royals face Kings XI Punjab