[caption id="attachment_705706" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/virat-kohli-rahul-dravid.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-705706" alt="Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/virat-kohli-rahul-dravid.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Virat Kohli (left) and Rahul Dravid AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI has recommended former India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid</a> for the prestigious Dronacharya award and once again nominated <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. Legendary opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sunil-gavaskar" target="_blank">Sunil Gavaskar's</a> name has been recommended for Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. <p></p> <p></p>CoA chief Vinod Rai confirmed Dravid's nomination for the Dronacharya award. <p></p> <p></p>"Yes, we have sent a number of nominations in various categories to the government. Rahul is the BCCI nominee for the Dronacharya award," Rai told PTI. <p></p> <p></p>Dravid has been nominated for successfully guiding the India U-19 team to World Cup title early this year. Under his guidance, the Colts batch of 2016 played the finals. He has worked with India A team also and is the bridge between international and junior cricket. <p></p> <p></p>BCCI had stopped sending nominations for Dronacharya awards due to multiple coaches at times claiming credit for a player's success. <p></p> <p></p>"It happened when a former India opener had signed two nominations where coaches claimed that the player worked under them. From then, we had stopped sending nominations," a senior BCCI official said. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/rahul-dravid-anil-kumble-turn-down-bjps-offer-to-stand-in-assembly-polls-702263"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>"However when Rajkumar Sharma (Kohli coach) got Dronacharya award, it was a personal nomination. He was not BCCI nominee. For someone of Rahul's stature, we have decided to depart from convention," the official added. <p></p> <p></p>As per Kohli's nomination for Khel Ratna, it has been learnt that BCCI has nominated the Indian captain him for the second time. <p></p> <p></p>Kohli's name was sent in 2016 but being the Olympic year, the three stars of Rio, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Deepa Karmakar were conferred with the award. <p></p> <p></p>As far as Gavaskar is concerned, his contribution in Indian cricket as a player and then as a critique has been unquestionable. <p></p> <p></p>Normally, the convention for Dhyan Chand award is to confer those who have not got Arjuna award during their playing days. However Gavaskar is an Arjuna awardee.