“We have sent Cheteshwar and Harmanpreet’s name for the Arjuna award. The names have been forwarded to the Ministry of Sports,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on Thursday (August 3).
“Both have been exceptional performers during last season and were unanimous choice from our end,” he added. The BCCI, however, haven’t recommended any names for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest sporting honour of the country.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the India Women’s T20I skipper, has been a revelation in the last 18 months. She helped India seal a rare T20I series victory in Australia and had also become the first Indian Women’s cricketer to clinch a deal by an overseas T20 franchise when she was picked by Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She was impressive with the bat during her stay with the franchise