Misbah-ul-Haq is fed up with playing home matches away from home.

He said it was unfair to keep international cricket away from Pakistan s fans and players.

Pakistan have not hosted a series on home soil since 2009, after a terrorist attack on Sri Lanka s team bus killed six policemen and injured a number of players. Since then, Pakistan have played their home games in the UAE, Sri Lanka and even England.

But Misbah feels that while the concerns are valid, it is time for the government to make a positive step towards getting cricket back into the country, for the benefit of the players and fans, saying the current situation is unfair.

Misbah told the Gulf News: "We are a big Test-playing country and it is not fair for us as well as for the other Test-playing countries and world cricket that we are not getting to stage international cricket.

"It is the responsibility of the cricket boards and their respective governments to come out with policies and ensure how teams can visit Pakistan in the future.

"It is a big dilemma and it is time the cricketing world comes together to push for international cricket in Pakistan."

An idea has been put forward for Pakistan to host a T20 league, in the same vein as the IPL, SLPL and Big Bash, and Misbah reckons such a tournament would benefit not only the country s young talent, but also give the current crop a chance to develop a diverse set of skills.

The skipper said: "The PPL will help in developing the temperament and skills of players. It will also throw up some new talent. The exposure the players will get will help them acquire professionalism.

"It is very important for Pakistan to go for it."