It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.
BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna after shuttler's apology, sends show-cause letter to HS Prannoy
Earlier, on disciplinary grounds, the BAI did not nominate World No. 14 Srikanth and 28th ranked Prannoy for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award respectively.
'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy disappointed after being overlooked for Arjuna Award nomination once again
HS Prannoy let his frustration show after not being nominated for the national sports awards for a second year running.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna award
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian shuttler Sameer Verma says lockdown period has taught us not to tinker with nature
The unprecedented health crisis, triggered by COVID-19, is perhaps a stark reminder that man should now learn to respect nature and not tinker with it, says Indian shuttler Sameer Verma.
All England Championships 2020: HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among shuttlers to pull out over coronavirus threat
The season's first World Tour Super 1000 tournament, the prestigious All England Championships, which counts towards qualification for Tokyo 2020 begins on 11 March
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma qualify for quarter-finals; Kidambi Srikanth eliminated by Ajay Jayaram
Saina, who is facing a race against time to qualify for her fourth Olympics, brushed aside Maria 21-10, 21-19 in the second round to set up a last-eight clash with Thailand's third seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan, who has beaten the Indian twice in the last two encounters
Thailand Masters 2020: India's miserable start to year continues as Saina Nehwal's first-round exit calls time on country's campaign
Saina had also lost in the opening round in the Indonesia Masters last week after entering the quarter-finals in the Malaysia Masters
Thailand Masters 2020: Kidambi Srikanth goes down to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in first round; Lee Zii Jia ousts Sameer Verma
India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma were on Wednesday knocked out of the Thailand Masters Badminton after suffering first-round defeats.
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world
Malaysia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal produce straight-sets victories to advance to quarter-finals
Sixth seed Sindhu notched up a commanding 21-10, 21-15 victory over Japan's Aya Ohori in a pre-quarterfinal match lasting just 34 minutes
Badminton in 2019, Part 1: Lakshya Sen’s rise in rankings coincides with steep drop in form of India’s elite shuttlers
The only titles that Indian men’s singles players bagged in 2019 were two World Tour Super 100 category events by Sourabh Verma, and five crowns in a short span of three months towards the end of the year by teenager Lakshya Sen, although they were mostly at the relatively lower-category Super 100 and Challenger tournaments that the top-15 players consider it beneath their dignity to participate in.
BWF Korea Masters 2019: Kidambi Srikanth beats Wong Wing Ki Vincent in first round; Sameer Verma advances to second round
The sixth seed Srikanth defeated Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18 21-17 in match that lasted 37 minutes.
BWF Korea Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal pulls out to leave women's singles field India-less; Kidambi Srikanth seeks revival
Kidambi Srikanth would look to continue the good run when he opens against Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the men's singles
Sai Praneeth, who had won bronze at the World Championships in August, moved to top 10 while Srikanth, who was at 10th in the previous week, dropped out of the top bracket.
Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma secures spot in main draw after consecutive straight-game victories in qualifying matches
Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round.
Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal eye recovery; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty look to continue good run
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to continue their sensational run but the focus will be on PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they seek to avoid another early exit at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday
Indian men's doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty climb to No 9 in BWF World Rankings after run to finals at French Open
The Indian duo lost in the finals of last week's French Open to World No 1 Indonesian combination of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.