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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)’s Global Reach

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When it comes to making money out of its Indian operations, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) might be in trouble, but that”s not preventing the company from dreaming big on its global foray. However, the national telecom operator is ready to step out of India with a Rs 37,000 crore war chest the company is looking aggressively to make some foreign acquisitions.

In addition, BSNL has already bid for Tigo in Sri Lanka and the next frontier is Africa while the company is open to acquisition of companies as well as new licenses and is close to an acquisition in Kenya.

On the other hand, BSNL has also been approached to buy stake in Zain telecom but even as the government-owned firm looks at buying companies abroad, it is reported to be in talks for selling stake to a foreign partner. However, it is also looking to tie up with international players like NTT Do Co Mo and British Telecom for enterprise services.

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India had no role in shifting 2011 WC matches from Pak: ICC

ICC Chief Haroon Lorgat stressed on the fact that India had no role in shifting 2011 WC matches from Pak

ICC Chief Haroon Lorgat stressed on the fact that India had no role in shifting 2011 WC matches from Pak

ICC on Thursday dismissed Pakistan’s claims that India was behind the shifting of their 2011 World Cup matches and said the decision could have been avoided if the security apprehensions in the strife-torn country were responsibly addressed during the ICC Executive Board meeting.

“India had nothing to do with the decision. The decision was taken after consulting all the member nations. There are all together 16 member nation’s in ICC and India is just one of them,” ICC Chief Executive Officer Haroon Lorgat , who belongs to Pakistan himself, said.

Had Pakistan done half as they are doing right now before the ICC meeting, the decision could have been avoided.

We know many countries won’t tour Pakistan. Pakistan is now trying to defend their own position,” he told reporters.

On the possibility of shifting Pakistan’s share of World Cup matches to neutral venues like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Lorgat said the ICC had not received any such proposal from the PCB.

“We have received no such proposal on neutral venue,” he said.

But Lorgat said in the coming days more security checks would be carried out in the venues of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

“It’s a normal part of our process. We will still review the security in the other three host countries,” he said.

The ICC CEO also denied Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi’s claims that Champions League Twenty20 and other domestic tournaments would be a part of ICC’s Future Tour Programmes.

Asked about ICC’s plans on organising the much talked about Day and Night Tests, Lorgat said, “It’s still early dates for Day and Night Tests, but we encourage the concept. We are conducting thorogh research on the concept at the moment.”

The ICC CEO announced that as per the new contract signed between the two parties, LG would remain ICC Global Partner for all ICC events till 2015.

Source: PTI