Visa for Javed

Calcutta/Islamabad: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has confirmed that he has been granted an Indian visa that will allow him to attend the third and final India vs pakistan ODI, in New Delhi, on Sunday.

"I am going to New Delhi on January 5 to watch the match between India and Pakistan the following day. I also have a visa for Ajmer Sharif and will go there as well," Miandad said on Wednesday.

That Miandad was set for a trip to India, his first in seven years since he became the most-wanted Dawood Ibrahim's samdhi, was reported by The Telegraph on Monday.

Miandad, however, brushed aside the impression that India was "out of bounds" for him. "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.

Official sources also confirmed that Miandad has been granted the visa.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry in India said that it has given guidelines to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on the visa issue.

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