Sports heroes to pick National Sports Awardees

The committees that will decide the awardees for this year’s national sports award winners of the country have been announced. The committee to decide the prestigious Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award winners will feature former India Test cricketer, Virender Sehwag and former track and field athlete PT Usha. The duo have been extremely successful in their own sports with Sehwag having scored two triple hundreds in Test cricket and PT Usha having won multiple medals at the Asian Games.

Coach of India’s national badminton team, Pullela Gopichand and ace English Billiards player Pankaj Advani have been appointed on the committee that will select the winners of the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards. Gopichand is a recipient of the Dronacharya and Arjuna Awards and has also won medals for India at the Commonwealth Games while Pankaj Advani is a Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardee.

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(Akhil Prakash is a sports writer for The Ring Side View and for more updates, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter)

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