The Champions Trophy is just about hitting full steam. One semifinalist has already been spotted, and many other teams are in the running for the three remaining spots. The cricket has ranged from the ordinary occasionally to the intense and the gripping for the most part, Kumar Sangakkara's outstanding century to drive Sri Lanka past the line in a stiff chase against England as much the highlight thus far as new-look India's wonderful early form.
It's not only the cricket, however, that has been in focus. In what is not an isolated incident at a major tournament - remember Andrew Flintoff's pedalo exploits during the World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007? - David Warner's seemingly Bacchus-driven indiscretion too has become a major talking point.
Even as cricket in the subcontinent is struggling to shrug off the jibes and the taunts relating to spot-fixing, in other parts of the world an equally unwelcome trend that needs serious and immediate addressing is gradually taking deep root. This isn't the first time Warner has courted controversy in recent times; he isn't the first cricketer either, from that part of the world, to have been involved in an alcohol-fuelled misdemeanour.