"I would ask the board to take up this issue and try to schedule more test matches for us because I believe players only develop by playing test matches " Hafeez told reporters on Monday.
"It is unfortunate we get less test matches. Last year we played three Tests in January and than three in June-July. Now we are going to South Africa. We will be playing tests after a gap of nearly six months which is hard on us."
Pakistan whitewashed England in three Tests in January and February last year in their temporary home of the United Arab Emirates but lost in Sri Lanka in July and visit South Africa for three tests next month.