Jofra Archer and Alex Hales are amongst 41 English-qualified players to put themselves forward for this year's Caribbean Premier League
Under tournament rules, replacement players can only come from those originally named in the draft, which takes place in London
It is unlikely many of the English contingent will attract interest as the CPL competition overlaps with our own domestic season, although the large number of entrants highlights a shift in thinking.
As things stand, Barbados-born fast bowler Archer seems certain to be an Ashes candidate or pushing for a winter tour place via performances for Sussex but he, like so many others, is keeping his options open.
The last round of group matches in the Vitality Blast take place on August 30 - nine days after the CPL begins.
This means that players like Hales, Nottinghamshire team-mate Harry Gurney and Luke Wright, of Sussex, who are on white-ball county deals would be available for the last four weeks of the tournament.
The final is scheduled for September 27, if their counties do not progress to the quarter-final stage.