The Sports Authority of India (SAI) set up 14 different high-level expert committees on 14 February 2014. The committees have been mandated to identify the country's medal prospects and provide them with specialised training in the run up to the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to be held in 2014.
The committees have been formed for 14 sporting disciplines including shooting, weightlifting, boxing, archery, athletics, judo, badminton and wushu among others.
Every committee will have 4 to 6 members each, which will comprise of concerned federation officials, SAI appointed coaches and sports experts. The committees will start working from February 2014.
The committees will primarily have three functions to perform
• Identification of core probables in their respective sport who would form the part of the training programme
• Identification of medal prospects out of these core probable
• Identification of specialised training needs of selected athletes
These committees will function till the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. The committees will help in identifying the medal prospects who require specialised training and monetary support.
Based on the recommendations of respective committees, SAI will work with athletes for the podium finish at the Games, along with developing them for future events.