The England and Wales Cricket Board's managing director Hugh Morris will address the media at noon on Wednesday, raising question marks over the future of captain Andrew Strauss.
Strauss, 35, was expected to play for Middlesex on Tuesday after a short family break following the Test series defeat to South Africa, but withdrew from the match.
A hastily convened press conference was then announced on Tuesday night, almost two hours after Alastair Cook's limited-overs side lost the second ODI against the Proteas by 80 runs. Morris will shed further light on the situation at the ECB's Lord's headquarters, with chief executive Giles Clarke subsequently available for interview at Derbyshire's County Ground at 2pm.
To have both of the board's heavy hitters on duty on the same day in different locations suggests a major announcement, meaning there may also be a clarification of Kevin Pietersen's future.
Pietersen is currently in England exile after a dramatic summer that has seen him retire from limited-overs cricket, give a strained press conference at Headingley where he brought his own Test future into question and admit to sending "provocative" text messages to South Africa players during the series.
The Pietersen saga has weighed heavily on Strauss, who appeared visibly drained after the third Test earlier this month and was equivocal when questioned about his plans.
Asked if he would still be in charge for the forthcoming tour of India, the opening batsman said: "It's probably hard to answer that after the week that's just gone by. It's been a tiring week.
"We all need to sit down - myself and Andy Flower in particular - and try and map out the way forward."
Those are hardly the words of a captain resolutely defending his position, though Strauss retains the complete backing of Flower as well as the wholehearted support of the dressing room - Pietersen notwithstanding.
- Andrew Strauss
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