The Karnataka State Cricket Association Announces the Fifth Edition of the Karnataka Premier League powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies

The Karnataka State Cricket Association Announces the Fifth Edition of the Karnataka Premier League powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies

A Tribute to S.D.N.R Wadiyar

Tournament to be held in Mysuru and Hubbali between September 16 and October 1, 2016


Mysuru, July 29: The Karnataka Premier League powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies is the most awaited cricketing event of the year in Karnataka leading to the spotting, nurturing and showcasing of young talent.  Pioneered by the Karnataka State Cricket Association in 2009 as a launch pad for the state’s talented youngsters, the success of KPL has exceeded expectations.


“The best aspect of KPL is the increasing number of cricketers it has helped unearth and develop. This, in turn, has impacted positively on the fortunes of players and the state,” said Brijesh Patel, Hon. Secretary, KSCA.

The IPL franchises’ talent scouts, who flock to KPL venues in search of fresh, exciting talent, lapped up these young players at the IPL auction and made them household names.


Shivil Kaushik went from anonymity to an IPL contract with Gujarat Lions and now a contract with English club Hull City in the Yorkshire league, all in one season, after coming into limelight at the KPL.


Taking note of the excellent success of KPL, other associations, TNCA, Kerala, Mumbai and Bengal are reportedly in the process of developing a similar league within their geographical areas.


Besides benefitting players, KPL has also contributed to upgrading cricketing infrastructure of the state. Hubbali and Mysuru, where the KPL would be held this year, have excellent cricket stadiums, including floodlight facilities for day-night cricket. The top class nets facilities are a boon to the regions’ local cricketers who use them throughout the year.


“This year, the matches will be staged in the upgraded stadiam of Hubbali and Mysuru from Sept 16 to Oct 1. In the near future we hope to host some matches in Shivamogga and Mangalore too,” said P.R. Ashokanand, President, KSCA.


We are extremely delighted about this collaboration, KPL will help talent to be recognized, which might lead to national opportunity. Also Cycle Pure Agarbathies will always appreciate such collaboration which will help us grow along with others.” Added Mr. Arjun M. Ranga,Managing Partner, NR Group & Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies


The first phase will be held at the SDNR Wadiyar cricket ground from September 16 to 22. The Hubbali phase will be staged at the KSCA Stadium in Raj Nagar from September 24 to October 1. Both the semifinals and the final will be held in Hubbali.


  • The 5th Edition of the KPL powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies
  • Dates: September 16 to 22 at Mysuru and September 24 to October 1 at Hubbali
  • Semifinals and Final at Hubbali
  • Player Retention: Four players per team

Roll of Honour (Champions):

  • 2009: Provident Bangalore Rural
  • 2010: Mangalore United
  • 2014: Mysuru Warriors
  • 2015: Bijapur Bulls

The Teams:

  • Mysuru Warriors
  • Bijapur Bulls
  • Belagavi Panthers
  • Bellary Tuskers
  • Hubli Tigers
  • Mangalore United
  • Namma Shivamogga
  • Rock Stars


About Cycle Pure Agarbathies


‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ is the flagship brand of the Mysore-based conglomerate NR Group. Cycle is the leading Agarbathi brand in India and is exported to over 70 countries.N .Ranga Rao and Sons, the makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies, recently received re-certification as a carbon neutral manufacturer from UK-based The CarbonNeutral Company — the leading provider of carbon reduction solutions in the world.  The distinction makes N.Ranga Rao and Sons the world’s first incense stick manufacturer to receive this recognition. The certification entitles the company to use carbon neutral symbol in all its products representing the quality and sustainable development the company fosters.  Cycle Pure Agarbathies has a wide array of sub brands in its portfolio catering to various segments. Cycle Pure Agarbathies has won numerous Export Awards and Awards for marketing excellence.

About Mysuru Warriors


Mysuru Warriors Team entered KPL in 2014 and emerged champions in the same season. Two star players from Mysuru Warriors entered IPL in 2014 and the legacy continues. Most of the players selected by Mysuru Warriors have carved a niche for themselves in the Indian cricketing arena especially, the captain Mr. Manish Pandey, who is a part of India team. The team’s anthem is composed and sung by popular music director Mr. Raghu Dixit.The strong sponsorship enjoyed by Mysuru Warriors during the last season is a testimony of the recognition the team has garnered. It succeeded in bringing together like minded people towards supporting the novel cause of encouraging sports in India. Mysuru Warriors aim is to give an opportunity to young cricketers to experience professional cricket under lights and in the high pressure T-20 format.


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