The England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) this week revealed they were "very likely" to accept around 10 million pounds (20m dollars) for a one-off match in the Caribbean that would be the richest single game in the sport's history.
The idea is the brainchild of Sir Allen Stanford, the billionaire banker from Texas, who finances the Stanford Twenty20 Tournament in the West Indies, and who wants to expand the concept.
Stanford wants England to play five Twenty20 games against his West Indies all-star side, the first to coincide with Independence Day in Antigua on November 1.
And he held talks with ECB chief executive David Collier on Tuesday.
"I talked to David about the first game and then how we could collaborate in the future," Stanford told The Times.
"I said that it could be an annual event, maybe we could come to Lord's in 2009 and then alternate.
"I would be happy to make a five-year commitment."
Asked if that meant a total input of US dollars 100 million, he said: "I would be willing to do it.
"The money is real and I think we will get a game."
"David is a great guy and we seem to be on the same page."