June 2013: Cycle Pure Agarbathies to co-sponsor the upcoming Indo-Sri-Lanka-West Indies cricket series

Cycle Agarbathies Trusted player of the match’ and ‘Trusted player of the series’ Award to be presented to the best all round performers


Bangalore, June 24, 2013: Cycle Pure Agarbathies, India’s largest Agarbathi maker and one of the leading sponsors of cricket in India  is adding yet another feather to its cricket association. Cycle Pure Agarbathies is co-sponsoring the ODI tri-series between the three largest cricket loving countries – India, Sri Lanka and West Indies. The cricket ODI tri-series will commence from 28 June, 2013 and will go on till 11th July, 2013. The tri-series will be held at two venues this year: The first half of the cricket tri-series will be held at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica from June 28th to July 2, 2013, after which the venue will shift to Trinidad.

Over the years, Cycle Pure Agarbathies has been associated with exciting cricket properties like Red Alert, third umpire branding and Milestone branding. In July 2012 they were the associate sponsors of India Srilanka ODI series. This association will reinforce Cycle Pure Agarbathies status as one of the front runners among the brands associated with cricket in India.

The ODI Tri-series will feature a total of seven one-day matches (ODI’s) including the finals to be held on 11th July 2013. As a part of the co sponsorship initiative Cycle will feature on pitch mats, perimeter boards, and third umpire decisions. Special awards will also be given to the players who showcase best all-round performance and also exhibit true sportsmanship. The awards are called

 ‘Cycle  Pure Agarbathies Trusted player of the match and Trusted player of the series.’  

A strong on air presence has also been planned. Cycle Pure Agarbathies is also the associate sponsor for the sports program ‘Straight Drive’ that will be aired on ten sports during the ODI Tri-series. A unique and innovative concept known as the ‘Prayer capsule’ will also be presented. The Prayer capsule will be known by the famous tagline- Everyone has a reason to pray. This will capture on-ground snippets of players and spectators in their prayer moments.

The brand will also be active on social media  through their Face book page. Participants can send prayers for their favourite cricketers and guess the winners of Cycle Agarbathies trusted player of the match and series.Exciting prizes have been planned which include autographed match balls.

Speaking on the association, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, said, “It is an honour for Cycle Pure Agarbathies to associate with the India- Sri Lanka- West Indies Tri-series as co-sponsors. Cycle Pure Agarbathies has been associated with cricket for many years through exciting properties, like Red alert, Milestone branding, and Third umpire branding. This initiative will take our association to the next level and reinforce our commitment to Indian cricket. We are proud to be associating with this series and wish the best to all the three teams”

The official broadcast TV partners for the Tri-series Cup is Ten Cricket, Ten sports and Ten HD

About Cycle Pure Agarbathies

‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ is manufactured by the Mysore-based NR Group. It is the leading Agarbathi brand in India and is exported to more than 60 countries. ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ has an array of offerings in the premium category: Three in one, lia, Rhythm, Woods, are the marquee brands. Heritage Agarbathies is the latest offering from the group.

The NR Group

The Mysore Based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948.Sri. Ranga Rao who was a true visionary launched Cycle Pure Agarbathies which today is the world’s leading incense brand. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has grown to become a successfully-run business with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into other business categories, such as functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and Car-fresheners) and wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances; floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Electronics. The group is also very passionate about several Social Initiatives which they run through their arm ‘The NR Foundation’. The NR Group today, is managed by the third generation of the Ranga Rao family.

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