KARACHI (APP) - Former President of International Cricket Council (ICC) Ehsan Mani has said Wednesday that cricket can be a binding force to ease tension between Indo-Pak and unity can save 2011 World Cup stay in the region. "Cricket should be used as bridge for peace between India and Pakistan to ease tension between the two neighbors," he told Voice of America an interview. "Pakistan should offer to send its team to Mumbai to play a couple of matches against the Indians," he said. He suggested that Pakistan should offer that all the proceeds of those matches should go to the families of those innocent people who lost their lives in the recent attacks. "That will help diffuse the growing tension between the two countries," Mani plead. While commenting on the media reports suggesting shifting of 2011 World Cup from Asia to Australia, Mani said: "It would be a great loss if ICC events are shifted away from Pakistan or other Asian countries. "To save the world cup and Champions Trophy from shifting. All the co-hosts Pakistan and India in particular have to join hands and show the strength of unity so that these events are not moved from Asia. "This way cricket will become a binding force that will ease out tension between Pakistan and India," he commented. "There have been blasts in London during Australia-England series in 2005 and prior to that there used to be IRA bombing but cricket had continued. "If Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh join hands and insist that they can provide security to foreign teams, then there is no reason that why Champions trophy and 10th World Cup should not be held in Pakistan and South Asia", Ehsan Mani concluded.