Yousuf expressed his disappointment over the postponement of the Bangladesh team’s tour to Pakistan.
“It is very disappointing because it has been three years since any international team came to Pakistan,” he said. “Our people have been starved of watching international players in action on their own grounds. But the PCB should not give up hope and continue its efforts to invite teams to Pakistan.”
He showed his willingness in offering services to the board in order to convince teams to play in the country.
“I personally feel that the board must enlist the services of some leading former players and use them as cricket ambassadors to promote a soft image of Pakistan abroad,” he said.
Yousuf, who last played for Pakistan in 2010, said former players tend to have their own personal connections and friendships and can utilise these to help the PCB in its endeavours.
“We all want to see international teams playing again in Pakistan. But after what happened in 2009, it is a reality that this will take some doing. We all need to work together to produce results,” Yousuf said.