Union sports ministry picked Uttar Pradesh, which has a rich history in the game. The state authorities had also offered to run centres for athletics and badminton.
A centre of excellence in hockey will be set up in the Uttar Pradesh capital soon. The union sports ministry, with support from the state government, has taken the decision to nurture talent in a state which produced hockey stalwarts Dhyan Chand and Kunwar Digvijay Singh ‘Babu’ and has a rich
News Source : Hindustan Times