LAHORE Newly-appointed Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has asked Mohammad Yousuf to reconsider his decision of quitting international cricket and said the former captain still has plenty to offer to the country. Yousuf still has a lot of cricket left in him and he should review his decision for the sake of Pakistan cricket, Waqar said after the senior batsman announced his retirement on Monday. Yousuf announced his retirement at a press conference in Karachi, saying that he was disheartened by Pakistan Cricket Boards treatment and also because the board had accused him of being a disruptive influence on the team. Yousufs retirement came at a time when the board has imposed an indefinite ban on him on the recommendations of a inquiry committee that looked into reports of infighting on the recent tour of Australia. Pakistan will miss Yousuf, ex-players say Former cricketers on Tuesday lamented the retirement of Mohammad Yousuf, saying Pakistan will badly miss the ace batsman if he sticks to his decision. Yousuf said Monday he was quitting international cricket to protest against a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ban imposed over a disastrous tour of Australia, but kept his options open by saying his decision was for the time being. Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas said the 35-year-old Yousuf was still up to Test cricket. Yousuf is a world-class batsman and can still play Tests for Pakistan, Abbas told AFP. Everyone knows the reason behind his decision, so he should decide on his future and we must respect that. The PCB banned Yousuf and fellow former captain Younus Khan indefinitely earlier this month over infighting following an investigation into dismal performances on the tours of United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia. Yousuf took on the captaincy following Younuss withdrawal after the UAE tour. Pakistan lost all three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match on their December-February tour of Australia. Yousuf has served the country for 12 years and deserved a better end to his career. Its now a catch-22 situation for him, but he will have to think about his future himself, said Abbas, himself a great batsman in his day. Another former captain, Ramiz Raja, rued the bitter end to a glorious career. For the last six months controversies have followed him and forced him to take this decision, Raja added. Yousufs former team-mate Inzamam-ul-Haq criticised the PCB punishments. Former captain Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan were also banned for one year, while Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umer Akmal were heavily fined. You dont treat senior players like this, there is total confusion and contradiction in the charges made against Yousuf by the inquiry committee, said Inzamam, who retired in 2007. I think Yousuf is hurt and will not change his decision. Pakistans Twenty20 captain Afridi termed Yousufs decision emotional. I think he must reconsider his decision because he still has a lot to give to Pakistan cricket, Afridi said. Butt urges players to bring unity in team ranks Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt has directed the T20 World Cup camp trainees to play as a team and not to get involved in acts which would develop disharmony in the team. The PCB chief met the players during their evening training session at the National Cricket Academy and told them to refrain from bringing bad name to the team, board and the country. He also issued gag directives to the players and the team management. He said that the players should take permission of the team management for talking to media. The PCB chief also refrained the captain and the players from criticising in media or giving statement on any player or individuals performance. Ijaz Butt said that a two-members committee of the players was being formed which will look into the players problems and contractual issues and discuss with the board. This way the communication gap between the players and the board will end, he added. He said that he has directed the players to give their hundred percent and forget about winning and losing. The players should play like a team and play to their full potential and support each other, he maintained.