MUMBAI: A centre of excellence for hockey and boxing will be set up at the Aurangabad centre of the Sports Authority of India to sharpen the talent of players, a SAI official confirmed to PTI on Sunday.

Hockey and boxing players currently playing in junior groups will be groomed for 2024 and 2028 Olympics, deputy director of SAI Aurangabad, Virendra Bhandarkar, told the daily. The centre is well-equipped with boxing rings and synthetic hockey turf, he said.