India men's and women's team openers Shikhar Dhawan and Smriti Mandhana have been nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the prestigious Arjuna award, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhury said on Wednesday.
"We have sent the communication to the Government of India," Chaudhury told reporters.
Dhawan is currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Sunrisers Hyderabad and has been a consistent performer across all three formats for India.
Mandhana had helped India reach the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in England last year and has been brilliant with her knocks for the women's team as well. The opener has been cruising with her performances which has won her many accolades.
(With IANS Inputs)