Also takes up the associate sponsorship of the tournament

Mysore, August 19, 2014:  Cycle Pure Agarbathies, the world’s largest incense stick manufacturer and franchisee of Mysore warriors team today formally presented the team members for the upcoming KPL tournament. The all new side will have 20 players out of which 18 have been representing the state at various levels and 2 were selected after a rigorous talent hunt. 

Out of the 20 players the team has selected, 11 are from in and around Mysore, making Mysore Warriors the only team to have more than 50% of the talent from the region they represent. The official head coach of the team will be Mr. Rx Murali.

 Presenting the team, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies said, “It gives me immense pleasure to present the Mysore Warriors team. We at Cycle Pure Agarbathies have a legacy of nurturing sporting talent, especially cricketing talent in the country. Mysore Warriors is an extension of this vision. We hail from Mysore and it is a matter of great pride for us to discover the hidden talent in the region and give them a chance to exhibit their skills”. In fact, we are confident that in the next 3-5 years at least 2 players from the team will be able make it to the national cricketing arena,” added Arjun Ranga.

“With a strong team consisting of 4 bowlers, 5 batsmen and 8 all-rounders, we are confident that we will take KPL by storm. We are also fortunate to have a strong support staff consisting of Vijay Madhyalkar, Asst Coach, Shyam Rao, Fitness Trainer, Sri ranga Physiotherapist and Raghavendra, Asst Trainer” added coach Rx Murali 

Mysore Warriors Team:

  1. Amit Verma
  2. Manish Pandey
  3. Shishir Bhavane
  4. KB Pawan 
  5. Bharath BN
  6. Suchit
  7. Sadiq Kirmani  (Wicket Keeper)
  8. Aditya Sagar
  9. Yere Goud
  10. Darshan MB
  11. Raju Bhatkal
  12. Manjunath SP
  13. Manjesh Reddy
  14. Abdul Majid
  15. Vyshak Vijay Kumar
  16. Somashekar
  17. Shashi Shekar
  18. Sunil Kumar 

To provide an opportunity for players from smaller towns to enter the professional cricketing arena, Cycle Pure Agarbathies had conducted a player selection camp. The camp had evaluated players from KSCA registered clubs in Ramnagar, Channapatna, Mandya, Coorg, Mysore, Chamrajnagar and Kollegal. Of the many players who had participated 8 have been shortlisted and based on their performance at the practice sessions 2 will be chosen to represent Mysore Warriors in the upcoming KPL- 2014.

Modelled on the lines of IPL, the 20-20 tournament is organized by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and will witness competition between 7 teams. Started in 2009, the Karnataka Premier League is now in its third season will commence on August 28th 2014. The first phase of the tournament will be hosted at Mysore followed by Bangalore. The finals will be held in Hubli on 12th September, 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. When KPL was announced, it was felt that a strong association with the tournament will be a rallying point in encouraging and nurturing cricketing talent in the hinterlands of Karnataka, and giving them an opportunity for professional exposure. Cycle Pure dreams that within a few years at least few players selected through the talent hunts and nurtured by Mysore warriors will make it to the national team. Cycle pure Agarbathies has a true passion for cricket, and aspires to work for the overall development of the game and its players.

 About NR Group :

The Mysore-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A true visionary and philanthropist, Shri. Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved in to a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances, floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Electronics. The Group is also very committed to its social responsibilities and fulfils them through its charity arm ‘The NR Foundation’. The NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on the Group, please visit

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