With time running out to secure finance for the ground redevelopment Warwickshire have lobbied the ECB to get a firm commitment about hosting England matches. The club will need to borrow the money needed and will need to show they have plenty of England matches lined up over the next few years to help pay the loan off.
However despite being supportive the ECB haven't given the club any concrete guarantees, one problem of course being the flux the cricket world is in because of the explosion of T20. Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are the latest to add to the T20 circus with their plans for an "IPL" style tournament. Though with Pakistan looking for venues to host their "home" test matches maybe Edgbaston can get in on the act.