The ExpressIndia reports that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has set an exorbitant figure for it's teams participation in the Tri Series in South Africa.
Sources said Pakistan had offered a fee of USD 300,000 to the cash strapped Sri Lankan Board to take part in the tri-series but it had asked for one million dollars.
"The interesting thing is that even the Pakistan Board is close to a financial crunch and not in a position to shell out one million dollars for this one series," revealed one source. Sources also say that PCB is doing all what it takes to make the series happen.
"Pakistan is now trying to first rope in sponsors and broadcasters for the series and have asked them to up their prices to meet the Sri Lankan's demand," the source said. However, it is not only the monetary hurdles but the internal administrative problems which the PCB is countering in organising the series.
"The fact that the Pakistan board is presently operating without a Chairman has not helped matters," the source said adding "obviously before committing such a huge amount to the Sri Lankans the board officials have to get the approval of the international cricket committee and the governing body members."