Shuttler B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth have been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by the Indian Badminton Association, which also recommends three players for the Arjuna Award.
Praneeth, who won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships, is the only male singles player to qualify for the Tokyo Games. Srikanth has been fighting lately, but won four titles in 2017.
The Indian Badminton Association (BAI) nominated HS Prannoy, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sameer Verma for the honor of Arjuna. The Federation also sent applications to S Muralidharan and PU Bhaskar Babu for the Dronacharya Award.
Muralidharan is already the winner of the Dronacharya Life Time Achievement Award. Leroy D’sa and PVV Lakshmi are nominated for the Dhyanchand Award. PTI AT PM