Press Release

Mar 25, 2019

N Ranga Rao and Sons

NR Group’s JO JO Cricket Club creates history with three wins in a row

Mysuru, March 25, 2019: Jo Jo Cricket Club owned by agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate NR Group, achieves a milestone by winning all three cricket tournaments organised by KSCA for Mysuru Zone. The young ardent cricketers showcased their talent in three different cricket formats- Sri M. Gopalaswamy Memorial Tournament, KSCA T20 Tournament and I Division Zonal League Tournament, under the able captaincy of Mr. Somasekhar.

With this historic triumph, Jo Jo Cricket Club players strengthened their position across the cricket clubs. The enormous potential and skillspossessed by this upcoming pool of talent were demonstrated in the consecutive matches played by the club.

Speaking about the victory, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director Cycle Pure Agarbathies and the owner of the Jo Jo Cricket Club said, “NR Group has always believed in nurturing talent in sports, be it cricket or any other sports. It is a proud moment for all of us at NR Group.   Through this cricket club, we intend to spot good cricketers and provide them a platform to grow and prove themselves.  It is an opportunity for the local talents to horn their skills and grow as a better cricketer.”

The tournament also highlighted some of the best all-round performers of the club, including Venkatesh M and UttamAiyappa, Shantaraj. All-rounder Venkatesh M has also been selected by MRF Pace Foundation, the most sought-after institution for honing fast bowling skills across all test playing countries. Several international pace bowlers including Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar, Shane Bond & Glen McGrath have undergone training at the Pace Foundation in the past.

About NR Group

The Mysuru-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A truevisionary and philanthropist, Shri. Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling agarbathy 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 and floral extracts (NESSO). 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