Mysore, November 15, 2014: Cycle Pure Agarbathies, the world’s largest incense stick manufacturer, in association with ACUK (Association of Cricket Umpires Karnataka)-Mysore Zone today organised the Mysore Warriors Cricket Quiz in Mysore. Hosted at Sharada Vilas Law College Auditorium, Mysore the event witnessed active participation from around 150 students from 30 Schools in the city. Mr. S. Muralidhara, President, ACUK, Karnataka & Mr.Balachandar, President KSCA, Mysore Zone graced the occasion as chief guests. Mr.Vishnu Ranga, Partner, NR Group was present.  

The winners of the Mysore edition are

Champion Team  Vidya Ashram PU College Syed Hisham and Yeshwanth Kumar
Special Award Kautilya Vidyalaya Gururaj M.C and Nitesh Bharadwaj
1st Runner Up Vijaya Vitalla PU College Pranav.T and Kiran.V
2nd Runner Up  Sadvidya High School Niranjan.J and Harsha.B.S

Appreciating the winners, Mr. Muralidhara, said, “We are overwhelmed by the response received for the quiz. It is always the knowledge that fuels one’s desire to excel. Through this initiative we want to foster our efforts towards nurturing sporting knowledge and there by instill a growing desire among the children to excel in the sports of their choice.”

Organised as a zonal round run up to the 24th Umpires day State Level Cricket Quiz Competition, the contest was open to all school students studying between 8th to 10thgrades and 1st and 2nd PUC in the city. Apart from the zonal trophy, the winners will receive an opportunity to represent the zone at the State Level Semi Finals to be conducted in Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday, 22rdNovember, 2014 Over the years, Cycle Pure Agarbathies has become one of the leading brands to be associated with cricket in India. They have participated in exciting cricket properties like Red Alert, Third Umpire branding and Milestone branding. Apart from being major sponsors at various cricketing tournaments across the world every year, Cycle Pure Agarbathies had launched the widely popular and successful ‘Pray for India’ campaign covering more than 100 cities during the ICC World Cup in 2011. 

Cycle Pure is a votary of inclusive growth, and believes that a lot of cricketing talent lies in the smaller towns of India, waiting to be discovered and nurtured. Cycle pure Agarbathies has a true passion for cricket, and aspires to work for the overall development of the game and its players. It was this true passion that made Cycle Pure Agarbthies to rally with KPL, which eventually lead to the owning of the Mysore franchise. The unconditional encouragement saw Mysore Warriors emerging winners of the 2014 season of KPL. 

About ACUK:Association Of Cricket Umpires Karnataka was started in the year 1974 to honour the victorious Ranji trophy team of Mysore for winning the coveted trophy for the first time and with the sole intention of improving standards of Umpires. 

ACUK, Mysore was formed in the year 2005 November with 20 umpires.ACUK Mysore is known for its professional way of engineering characters by updating them with the latest in the game. It has team of young umpires who have access to the latest developments in cricket laws by getting Videos, answered Q and A’s, mock plays etc which has made the umpires to be on par with the other umpires in the game. Today ACUK Mysore Zone has around 25 qualified umpires and 20 registered umpires from in and around Mysore. The major activities include annual cricket tourney for High school boys which has created a brand for itself, annual School quiz, workshops and involving itself in many social activities. Infact many of the members do impart cricketing knowledge to the university of Mysore MPEd and BPEd students. 

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