Nottingham: Paul Collingwood, England's one-day international captain, is adamant the prospect of earning millions from Allen Stanford has not led to a more selfish attitude among the squad.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are currently in talks with the Texan billionaire regarding a series of one-off Twenty20 games between England and his West Indies All Stars in Antigua during the next five years.
Some 10 million pounds (20 million dollars), a staggering sum by cricket standards, is on offer to the winners each time.
Collingwood, speaking ahead of the third Test between England and New Zealand which starts at Trent Bridge here Thursday, said: "We have jobs to do in Test cricket and we're certainly not going out to bat thinking we must stay in the side so I play for the Twenty20 team and make a lot of money that way.
"Where your money comes from and where your success comes from is doing well for England, doing well in the Test matches and being successful as a team and winning matches," the Durham all-rounder added.
"I can only speak for myself, but certainly I go out there and want to do well in that specific moment."
Stanford's proposals, which according to reports are close to being finalised, also include plans for an annual quadrangular Twenty20 event in London at Lord's.
But it is the cash-rich games in Antigua, where Stanford, who has pioneered a domestic Twenty 20 tournament in the West Indies, has his own ground, which have attracted most comment.
An eye-catching part of Stanford's plans is the winner-takes-all element. However, concerns regarding the effect on team morale of a player dropping a catch that costs his colleagues a share of 10 million pounds are understood to have been raised by some England internationals.
They would, it has been reported, prefer to take the field knowing at least some of their income from playing in Antigua was guaranteed.
There is also the question of whether centrally-contracted players who are no longer one-day regulars, such as England Test captain Michael Vaughan, should get a share of the Stanford cash.
The Professional Cricketers' Association is representing the England team in talks with the ECB regarding the division of any Caribbean windfall and Collingwood said: "There's a lot of different scenarios out there and until we know exactly what's going on, we can't really get too deeply involved in it.
"It's new to the game of cricket and in many ways that's the scary thing about it. All this money has come in and you're always going to have problems that go with it.
"It's a nice problem to have but at the moment I'd rather the PCA and the ECB sort those things out rather than the players themselves."
He added: "Nobody knows anything yet so it's too early to say you're going to do everything in your power to be in that side to earn the big money."