Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that playing away from home since 2009 after other countries refused to tour the country on security grounds might have brought adverse psychological effects on the national team players.
Misbah said on a television show that the cricket fraternity including the International Cricket Council has to realise what the Pakistani players had been through in the last four years. (Read: Jonathan Trott returns home from Ashes with stress-related illness)
"Playing constantly away from home since 2009 has made heavy demands on the players and it has taken a heavy toll on them," he said. "It is not an easy thing not being able to play at home for so long. There are players in this side who have not had a chance to play international matches in Pakistan," he noted.