South Africa Test captain AB de Villiers and Australia all-rounder Shane Watson were two of the leading names to sign big deals at the Caribbean Premier League draft this week, along with Martin Guptill and Faf du Plessis.
West Indies T20I captain Darren Sammy has made it clear that none of the players selected for the World T20, taking place in India in March, has threatened not to play due to the contract issues with the West Indies Cricket Board.
As we saw when Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar took their teams of cricketing greats to the USA for exhibition games in baseball stadiums, there is an appetite for cricket in America.
With less than a month to go before the start of the World Twenty20, the West Indies player have demanded to know how much they will be paid for playing in India, with skipper Darren Sammy writing to the board.
The Indian Premier League auction took place on Saturday, and a number of surprising purchases were made, with South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris selling for double the price of Kevin Pietersen.