Warwickshire County Cricket Club have cancelled their pre-season tour of Grenada, weeks before the players were due to leave.
Although some will deduce that the move was a reaction to financial difficulties at Edgbaston, the club's chief executive Colin Povey insists it was "a cricketing decision".
Warwickshire will shortly announce record losses of around £890,000 and are examining ways of financing a £30 million development which is seen as essential to maintain Edgbaston's viability for hosting international cricket.
"This was a cricketing decision," Povey said. "We want the whole squad to stay together, rather than leaving some of them in England, and quite a few of them have already had a lot of warm weather training this winter. The fact that this has saved a few quid is just a bonus.
"Ashley (Giles, the club's director of cricket) wants to send a message to the guys. Bearing in mind what happened last year (Warwickshire were relegated in both leagues), he's letting them know there has to be a lot of hard work put in before any of them can go swanning off to the Caribbean. We have great facilities at Edgbaston, so let's use them. If Ashley decides he wants the lads to go on a team-building exercise somewhere, then they can."
Povey also recommended supporters who have booked trips to Grenada with the intention of watching the team should contact him without delay. At least one couple has been told by their travel agent that none of the £3,500 they paid for the trip will be refunded.