<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Javed Miandad granted visa to watch India-Pakistan final ODI clash" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130102222052.jpg" title="Javed Miandad granted visa to watch India-Pakistan final ODI clash" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Due to Javed Miandad's family ties with Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted terrorist, there had been reports before a series in 2005 that any requests for a visa by the batting great could be turned down by the Indian government © Getty Images (File pic)</p> </div> <strong>Islamabad: Jan 2, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former Pakistan captain <a href="/tags/Javed-Miandad/post" target="_blank">Javed Miandad</a> on Wednesday confirmed that he has been granted an Indian visa that will allow him to attend the final one-dayer of the ongoing limited-over cricket series between the two countries in New Delhi on January 6.<br /> <br /> "I am going to New Delhi on January 5 to watch the cricket match between <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India </a>and <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan </a>the following day. I also have a visa for Ajmer Sharif and will go there as well," Miandad told PTI.<br /> <br /> Due to Miandad's family ties with <a href="/tags/Dawood-Ibrahim/post" target="_blank">Dawood Ibrahim</a>, India's most wanted terrorist, there had been reports before a series in 2005 that any requests for a visa by the batting great could be turned down by the Indian government.<br /> <br /> Miandad's son Junaid is married to Mahrukh, the daughter of Dawood, who is wanted in India in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.<br /> <br /> Miandad, however, brushed aside the impression that India was "out of bounds" for him.<br /> <br /> "Why should anybody be bothered about me in India with regard to Dawood Ibrahim? His (Ibrahim's) family members are there and they should be quizzed first," he said.<br /> <br /> Official sources said that Miandad has been granted visa to visit India for the match.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, the Home Ministry in India said that it has given guidelines to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on visa issue.<br /> <br /> "Individual visas are not being given. The Home Ministry has given guidelines to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to give visas to the team members, coaches, <a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">PCB </a>officials and visitors who have tickets for the matches as well as return tickets," a government official said in Delhi.<br /> <br /> "But there is a rider also. As many people may want to travel by buses for which buying advanced rerun tickets are difficult, there is an exemption for bus travellers," he added.<br /> <br /> Miandad, who has scored 8832 runs in 124 Tests besides 7381 from 233 ODIs, currently holds the second most powerful position in the PCB -- that of director general -- and directly reports to the chairman, Zaka Ashraf.<br /> <br /> The batting great said the Indian government had also issued him a visa before the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan in Mohali, but could not travel to India at the time due to other engagements in Pakistan.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, no request for visa has been sent for World Cup winning captain Imran Khan.