KARACHI - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to host Sri Lanka 'home series at the neutral venues, Dubai and Abu Dhabi later this year after the Lankan cricket authorities submitted their estimated expenses for hosting the full series, it is reliably learnt. "The bid made by the Sri Lankan board is on the higher side. Normally five-star hotels charge around US $100 per room for visiting teams but the estimated costs we have received recommended a tariff of US $175 to $180 per night," a PCB source revealed. Pakistan has been considering Sri Lanka, the UAE and Zimbabwe as possible options to host the coming series in October-November. The source said that Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) had also interested in hosting the series after initially being slow to respond. "Zimbabwe is now under consideration as well and they have sought a week's time to submit their estimated expenses for hosting the series," the source added. He said the organizers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi had already submitted their bids. "We are used to dealing with the people in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as we have hosted series there before so we understand each other well," he said. But he said the board has yet to take a final decision on the neutral venues. "I wouldn't say Sri Lanka is ruled out to host the series but definitely we have asked them reconsider and revised their estimated expenses which are on the high side," he said. A board official said that local sponsorship would play a big part in allowing the PCB to decide on the neutral venues soon.