Will Darren Maddy and Ian Bell play again in the same Twenty20 side, either for England or Warwickshire?
Not a hope if Giles Clarke, the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, means what he says regarding the dog-fight that is bedeveilling Indian cricket.
Clarke says that any player signing for the 'rebel' International Cricket League will not be selected for England, and a huge clash is pending between an official Twenty20 competition and the 'rebel' one, reminiscent of the Kerry Packer circus that split world cricket 30 years ago.
Maddy, Paul Nixon and Chris Read are among several England cricketers who have joined the 'rebels', and who can blame them for accepting a fat fee that is reportedly the best part of a year's county salary for a few weeks' work? Even if it means excommunication from international cricket and also from their county sides if they qualify for a planned international club competition next year.
There are similarities between Packer and now, including the main reason behind the intervention of Packer in 1977 and that of Indian entrepreneur Subhash Chandra this year - television rights, emanating from perceived injustices dealt by Australia's and now India's board.
Packer's beef on behalf of Channel Nine is well-chronicled and Chandra's Zee station was equally aggrieved at having been knocked back when, in 2004, they offered a higher amount for international rights than the Rupert Murdochowned ESPN-Star group only for the Indian board to say that Zee were too inexperienced.
When Jagmohan Dalmiya, whose finger was in every Indian pie for more than a decade, was overthrown two years ago, Zee nipped in with a massive $200 million for India's overseas matches but misjudged the market so badly that they are losing $5 million for every one of a minimum of 25 matches in five years.
Which brings us back to Maddy & Co who signed for Chandra's Indian Cricket League. All sorts of international stars were promised by front man Kapil Dev before the Indian board announced their Indian Premier League but the delivery of big names has dried up. Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Chris Cairns, Lance Klusener and Stuart Law are all very much ex-stars, as shortly will be Sri Lankan batsman Marvan Atapattu who last week called his national selectors "a bunch of muppets" and has signed for the ICL. Maybe it takes one to know one.
Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne are also in the retired bracket who have signed for officialdom, together with Mohammad Yousuf who originally planned to join ICL but suddenly switched to IPL. That switch is significant because the official tournament will be full of more recent big names than the 'rebels' when they play next April and May.
Nothing about the 'rebel' project is working at present, and there is talk that it will not get off the ground next month. No official playing venue is available and even the £980 million media-to-packaging Essel Group who are running the tournament is small fry in this multi-million battle for media and sponsorship rights of that cricket-crazy continent.
The worrying thing for Clarke and the ECB is that this titanic fight for financial supremacy underlines the point made in this column several years ago - that the power base of world cricket is firmly in the hands of the Asian bloc and the rest can take a big jump when push comes to shove.
Just consider these figures. Bids to buy the eight club franchises in the official IPL start at $50 million. Knocking each over to invest are beer baron Vijay Mallya, telecoms billionaire Anil Ambani, Hollywood actor Russell Crowe and several English Premier clubs. The Indian board's international and domestic rights up until 2010 went for $612 million and Air Sahara have shelled out $70 million to sponsor the India team for four years.
Even former rice trader Chandra seems to be coughing against the wind trying to take that lot on. As for Clarke, he had plenty to say to the England squad before they flew to Sri Lanka last week. He assured them of full support etc., and also offered the view that "I don't think that people should write books for a certain period after they leave the ECB."
That was aimed at Duncan Fletcher but why doesn't Clarke turn his attention to the players and their anodyne newspaper columns? They really are cringe-making and do no service to their media employers, themselves or the game of cricket.