BCCI likely to recommend Shikha & Deepti’s name for Arjuna Awards

New Delhi: Staff India’s journey to the ultimate of the Ladies’s World T20 in March in Australia was on the again of some high quality performances by the entire staff. However a number of gamers who stood out have been Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma. And Shikha and Deepti’s names have been urged by BCCIs Cricket Operations staff for this years Arjuna Awards.

Talking to IANS, sources within the know of developments stated that Shikha and Deepti’s efficiency within the World T20 in addition to within the final 12 months noticed their names being forwarded to the office-bearers for suggestion for the distinguished awards.

“Yes, the office-bearers were given the names of Shikha and Deepti by the cricket operations team for not just their brilliant show in the World T20 in Australia where we finished as runners-up, but also for their consistent show in the last season. These two names have been forwarded to the office-bearers and are likely to be forwarded to the ministry for the Arjuna Awards once they approve,” the supply stated.

If Shafali confirmed the way in which with the bat within the showpiece occasion, scoring 163 runs in 5 video games at a strike-rate of 158.25, Shikha picked seven wickets from 5 video games with finest figures of three/14. Deepti performed an all-round function within the match and was instrumental in India beating final champions Australia within the opening sport of the competitors along with her knock of unbeaten 49 within the decrease half of the innings. She completed with 116 runs within the match.

Shikha apparently can be part of the Indian Air Pressure. “I’ve done engineering, and I’m an officer in the Indian Air Force. I joined the Air Force in 2012, and I took my training as well, and now I happen to be a flying officer, ATC officer. Then in 2014, I debuted for the Indian cricket team,” Shikha had revealed in the course of the World T20.

The Sports activities Ministry on Could 5 invited nominations for the 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Awards together with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award. The ministry requested for nominations to be despatched through e-mail in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

The method, which often begins in April, has been delayed because of the pandemic. “Due to lockdown on account of the outbreak of COVID-19, hard copies of nominations are not required to be sent. Scanned copies of the nominations duly signed by the applicant/recommending authority may be sent at above mentioned email ids, before last date of submission,” stated the ministry in its round.

The ministry gave a deadline of June three to file the nominations.


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