Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas Central Centre was established at New Delhi in April 1988 to nurture sub junior/junior sports talent systematically and scientifically for excellence development at the highest level. As per decision taken in the Governing Body in 2000, SAI Central Regional Centre has been shifted to Bhopal w.e.f. 6th June, 2001. The Centre was renamed as “Udhav Das Mehta (Bhai Ji) Central Regional Centre “on 17th April 2002 as per Governing Body decision dated 18th March 2002. SAI Sports Complex in Bhopal is spread over 100 acres and the land was provided by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. The Centre was made operational since September, 2005, having 144 bedded Hotel, Astro Turf Hockey field (2 Nos.), Multipurpose Hall, 400 Mtr Cynder Athletics track, Basketball, Volleyball, Football fields. Office of SAI Central Centre shifted from Shyamala Hills to SAI Sports Complex and has started functioning from SAI Sports Complex, Gram-Gora, Bishenkheri, Bhopal in 2007. Five States namely Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Chhattisgarh were under its jurisdiction. As per Governing Body decision 2009 regarding re-distribution of States, the administrative control of Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand has been allotted to SAI Netaji Subhas Sub Centre, Lucknow . Remaining three States i.e. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Delhi remained with SAI Udhav Das Mehta ( Bhai Ji )Central Regional Centre, Bhopal. Further, as per notification from SAI Head Office, New Delhi, Delhi State has also been attached with SAI Northern Regional Centre, Sonepat and accordingly SAI Central Regional Centre, Bhopal is left over with two small States i.e. Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. In order to make this Centre as a “Model Centre” and utilize it optimally, SAI Central Region has been implementing & monitoring the following Schemes of SAI & MYA & S in the two States under its jurisdiction namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.
“SAI Central Regional Centre, Bhopal is dedicated for utilizing the existing infrastructure to train the Indian Core probables through scientific training to enable them to prepare themselves for participation at International level Competitions.
The dedicated team of this institute has fulfilled the dream of many probables who have found berth in the National teams. The teams will continue to devote their full energy to provide logistic and technical support to the National side in order to increase medal tally during 2020 Olympic Games.”