"There is no doubt that Pakistan and India need to play against each other more often. But in current scenario where no big teams are willing to tour Pakistan, I think that is also a factor in the Indians turning us down," Inzamam said in an interview.

The stylish batsman who appeared in 120 tests and 378 ODIs added that if Pakistan and India resumed bilateral ties it would be beneficial for both countries. "I have said it before that when we play against each other the players get the chance to play under pressure and improve their confidence. It is not about just Pakistan benefiting by playing India it is also about India benefiting by playing against us," he stated.

"But I think the fact that we have other problems in the country like teams not willing to tour is a big factor in the current Indo-Pak relations status," the Pakistani batsman cited.

Inzamam said that when he played every team wanted to play against Pakistan in Pakistan and do well. "We were sought after team because we have some world class performers. But now with no teams willing to tour because of security reasons the situation has change for us," he added.

The former captain said that instead of running after the Indian board, PCB should first focus on making the PSL its signature event and try to create conditions and convince teams to resume touring Pakistan.

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