Former captain of Pakistani cricket team and legendary batsman Muhammad Yousuf may end his retirement soon and join the team for the upcoming tour of England, sources revealed here on Monday. According to the sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying once again to convince annoyed batsman Yousuf, requesting him to come out of retirement. Yousuf announced his retirement in March 2010 after PCB, following the suggestions of an inquiry committee, imposed an indefinite ban on him for shambolic tour to Australia in which Pakistan lost all matches. Well-placed sources in the PCB said that the board had once again asked Yousuf to file an appeal against the ban before an arbitrator appointed by the board. PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has made it clear that if Yousuf appeal, the ban can be lifted immediately, sources said. Praising the batsman, Butt said that he had a lot of respect for Yousuf because of his contribution to Pakistan cricket. "He is still a world class batsman and has some years of cricket left for him. The national team requires him and he should reconsider his retirement decision," Ijaz said. Yousuf is avoiding to comment on the current developments but sources very close to him hinted that he is consulting with some seniors and discussing the conditions to take back the retirement. Yousuf is considered a great cricket player in Pakistan and is famous in millions of fans in the country. Cricket experts said that the team definitely needs Yousuf during its tough tour of England in the coming month. Yousuf, 35, has made 7,431 runs at the average of 53 in 88 test matches, and 9,624 runs at the average of 42 in 282 one day matches. On Pakistan's last tour to England, he scored nearly twice as many runs in four Tests, 631, as the second-leading run-scorer, with three hundreds at an average of 90.