Karachi:The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has demanded one million USD from Pakistan to send its team for the unscheduled one-day series in South Africa.
Pakistan is trying to organise a tri-series with Sri Lanka in South Africa to make up for the postponement of the Champions Trophy in Pakistan which was to be held from September 12.
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," one source said.
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 orgainsing 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."