The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on recommended India captain Virat Kholi’s name for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. Board has also recommended former India captain Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Dronacharya award and legendary Sunil Gavaskar for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement award.
Confirming the recommendation CoA chief Vinod Rai said, ‘Yes, we have sent a number of nominations in various categories to the government. Rahul is the BCCI nominee for the Dronacharya award’.
Dravid has been nominated for successfully guiding the India U-19 team to 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup title earlier this year. Under his guidance, the U-19 batch of 2016 played the final of the ICC World Cup. Dravid has also worked with India A team and is the bridge between international and junior cricket.
BCCI had stopped sending nominations for Dronacharya awards due to multiple coach at times claiming credit for a player’s success.