MULTAN (APP) - Former chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Lt Gen (retd) Tauqir Zia said on Wednesday that cricket can play a role in improving ties between Pakistan and India despite the fact that Mumbai tragedy has caused a blow to the game. While talking to the newsmen at the local airport, he said that the game suffered a great loss due to Mumbai attacks but cricket can still be the best option to end mistrust and improve ties between the neighbouring countries. Pakistan has already offered to play in India, Zia said when asked about the forthcoming tour of Indian cricket team to Pakistan. Zia said that Indians have an energetic domestic structure in the form of ICL and IPL to prepare nursery but added that cricket in Pakistan was on the downward and needed a dynamic structure to brighten future prospects of the game in the country. Former PCB chief said that banning Pakistani players playing in ICL was incorrect adding instead of resorting to such act, PCB should divert its attention to strengthen domestic cricket structure particularly focusing schools, colleges and universities. PCB should come up a vision 2020 plan instead of 2010 plan to search for the budding talent and nurture them with the help of an improved infrastructure and quality coaching services. Tauqir also underlined the need for further strengthening the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). He said that during his tenure as PCB chairman, he had upheld merit and did not give any favour of his son, Junaid Zia, to promote his cricket career. He said that he had set a target of 99 new play grounds and 65 of them were prepared. However, he regretted the PCB administration which took over from him did not make efforts to move forward to improve cricket infrastructure. He said that seven new cricket grounds in Quetta were in good shape but six new grounds in Karachi were in shambles.