<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/South-Africa">South Africa</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/AB-de-Villiers">AB de Villiers</a> hopes his involvement in this year's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Pakistan-Super-League">Pakistan Super League</a> will encourage the world's best players to return to the country. Pakistan have had to play most of their 'home' games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore, although the West Indies did tour Pakistan in April last year. <p></p> <p></p>But former Proteas captain De Villiers will become arguably the most high-profile overseas cricketer to play in Pakistan for a decade should he, as planned, feature in two fixtures in the PSL, a domestic Twenty20 tournament, in Lahore on March 9 and 10. <p></p> <p></p>"I felt that I had this opportunity to maybe make an impact to help international cricket return to Pakistan," he told the <em>BBC World Service's Stumped</em> programme. "I was reluctant to go a few years back, when we were all a bit worried, but I feel the time is right to go back there." <p></p> <p></p>"I'm hoping to go there and have some fun and show the whole world that Pakistan is safe to travel to again." <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile the 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman added he "would love to play" in English cricket's new Hundred tournament when it launches in 2020. Matches will be restricted to 100 balls per innings - even fewer than in Twenty20 - in a bid to speed up the game. <p></p> <p></p>India captain Virat Kohli has queried the need for a new format in addition to first-class, one-day and Twenty20 cricket. But De Villiers, who unlike Kohli is now a 'free agent' after retiring from international duty in May, said: "I can't see anything wrong with trying something different." "I'm not set in my schedule at the moment but I would love to play in the UK. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm sure with the tradition and the culture of cricket over there, it would be very well supported. I would love to be a part of it." <p></p> <p></p>De Villiers, however, all but ruled himself out of playing in England during this year's World Cup, which starts in May. South Africa have never won the World Cup, but De Villiers - whose 31-ball century against the West Indies at Johannesburg in 2015 remains the fastest one-day international hundred - said: "I feel I've made the right decision to retire. <p></p> <p></p>"If they (South Africa) do approach me - and I don't think that will happen - we'll have a conversation and I'm pretty sure that I will be staying over here and supporting the team."