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Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

Virender Sehwag and PT Usha have been named in the 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee that will meet on August 3 to select this year’s awardees.

cricket Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:47 IST
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Virender Sehwag,PT Usha,Pankaj Advani
Virender Sehwag will be a part of the 12-member panel to pick the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees. (Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag, former India opener, has been named in the committee which will decide on this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees while celebrated badminton coach P Gopichand will chair the committee which will recommend the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award winners.

The Arjuna Award Committee will be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar and will meet on August 3 to select this year’s awardees.

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This committee has P T Usha (athlete) Mukund Killekar (boxing), Sunil Dabbas (Kabaddi), M R Mishra (Journalist), S Kannan (Journalist), Sanjeev Kumar (Journalist), Latha Madhvi (Para athlete), Anil Khanna (sports administrator), Injeti Srinivas (DG, SAI) and Rajvir Singh (joint Secretary, Sports Ministry) as the other members.

The Gopichand-led Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards Committee has 10 members including ace cueist Pankaj Advani.

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The other members are: Gopal Saini (athletics), M K Kaushik (Hockey) and Virendra Poonia (Athletics), Maha Singh Rao (Wrestling), Noris Pritam (Journalist), Rajinder Sejwan (Journalist), B V P Rao (Administrator).

The two Ex-officio Members are: Director General (SAI) and Joint Secretary (Sports Development).

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 20:47 IST