Bengaluru, July10, 2018: In line with its vision to nurture sporting talent in the hinterlands of Karnataka, agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate, NR Group, the owners of Mysuru Warriors announced their fifth edition of Talent Hunt in Bengaluru on 15thJuly 2018 at Just Cricket Academy and Mysuru on July 18th July 2018, at SDNR Stadium.Young cricket enthusiasts from across the state are invited to come and participate in the talent hunt to stand a chance to play in KPL, 2018.

Mysuru Warriors, conducted the cricket talent hunt in Mysuru and Bangalore last year which received tremendous response. 2017. Around 205 aspiring cricketers participated from all over Karnataka. Mysuru observed 105 participants, out of which 50 were bowlers, 10 were batsman, 40 were all-rounder and 05 were wicket keeper cum batsman contesting for the position in the team. In Bengaluru, around 100 aspirants participated in the candidature. By the end of the day from both the venues, around 43 players were shortlisted for the final round to play Open Net in PET Cricket Ground, Mandya.In the end of the final rounds, 12 players were shortlisted who underwent a series of practice sessions with Mysuru Warriors team players, after which two players who were chosen and represent Mysuru Warriors team are;1.Nanda Kishore – Jo Jo Cricket Club• Right Arm Fast Bowler• Right Hand Batsman2.KishanBedare–National Cricket Club• Right Hand Top Order Batsman• Right Arm Medium Fast BowlerThe talent hunt is specially organized for KSCA registered talents from KSCA registered clubs in entire hinterlands of Karnataka, as a lot of potential lies in the area when it comes to Cricket.  The talent hunt aims to foster fresh cricketing talent and subsequently coach and nurture them. This initiative of Mysuru Warriors is an opportunity for players to enter the professional cricketing arena. The selected players will get a chance to represent Mysuru Warriors and play at the upcoming KPL 2018 powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies.Speaking about the Talent Hunt, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Owner, Mysuru Warriors said, “NR Group has always believed in nurturing talent in sports, be it cricket or any other sports.  We are proud to host the talent hunt and it is a pleasure to give players a chance to represent Mysuru Warriors.  Through this Talent Hunt, we intend to spot good cricketers and provide them a platform to grow and prove themselves.”

The Talent Hunt begins at 8.00 am and players from registered club under KSCA will compete in the selection process. The players are advised to carry with them their KSCA statistics of last two years and their kits.  The ball will be provided.

Players apart from catchment areas of Mysuru (Mandya and Chamarajanagar) i.e. hinterlands of Karnataka can showcase their talent, but their selection is completely subject to their name being added in the auction by KSCA.  

Modeled on the lines of IPL, the 20-20 tournament is organized by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and will witness the competition between 8 teams.  Started in 2009, the Karnataka Premier League is now in its seventh season which will commence in the month of August 2018.

Over the years, NR Group through its flagship brand 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 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, 2015 and 2017.

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