The faction loyal to BS Chauhan has got applications from 'two-three' players including India No 2 Vidit Gujrathi.
The Indian team sealed a second consecutive berth in the now postponed Tokyo Olympics after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate in November.
The 24-year-old dragflick sensation stepped up his role in the team and shouldered the responsibility of vice-captain with aplomb.
Jasprit Bumrah top contender for BCCI's Arjuna award nomination, Shikhar Dhawan could be second name
If BCCI decides to send multiple names in the men's category, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan could also be preferred as he missed out in 2018 despite the Board sending his nomination.
Usually, the process ends by last week of April. But this year, due to the lockdown and various restrictions in place, the ministry is yet to send out a circular or advertise.