Mithali Raj ignored by BCCI for Khel Ratna
Indian women cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has been ignored by BCCI as it failed to send Raj's name to the Sports Ministry for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award ahead of the deadline. Mithali Raj became the first Indian batter to amass 1000 runs in World Cup. Along with her brilliance with the bat, her stellar captaincy guided the Women in Blue for the second World Cup final. Indian cricket board didn't recommend her name prior to the deadline, April 30, to the Sports Ministry. BCCI, although did recommend the names of Chesteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for the Arjuna award.