H. S. Prannoy has left the unsavoury Arjuna award rejection episode behind him. The ace shuttler is back on the court after the Kerala government eased training norms for elite sportspersons in the State.

The former World no. 8 kicked up a storm last week when he expressed displeasure over his name not being recommended for the Arjuna Award by the Badminton Association of India (BAI).

After sabre rattling with the association, Prannoy is now at peace with himself. He has nominated himself for the Arjuna award and forwarded the application to the sports ministry. He refused to be drawn any further into the controversy and refrained from commenting on allegations about his attitude and commitment.

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I have self-nominated myself for the Arjuna Award. Let us wait and see. I don’t have anything to comment on BAI’s…

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