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Mysuru Warriors names Karun Nair as the captain for KPL 2017

 Mysuru Warriors names Karun Nair as the captain for KPL 2017

Mysuru, August 10, 2017: Mysuru Warriors, a cricket franchise from agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate, NR Group, appointed Karun Nair as the captain of the team for upcoming edition of Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies. The 25-year-old prolific batsman will be leading the tournament, scheduled to start from September 1, 2017.

Karun is an Indian international cricketer, who has led Delhi Daredevils in the second leg of IPL this year.  The talented cricketer will also be heading India ‘A’ team in the forthcoming test series against South Africa’s ‘A’ team. Karun will be joining the Mysuru Warriors by the end of this month, post his South Africa series.

Speaking about this latest appointment, Arjun Ranga, Owner, Mysuru Warrior says, “We are very confident about Karun Nair’s leadership skills. He along with our coaches has ability to guide the team to excellence. Our good wishes are with the team.”

The team will soon commence their practice session at the SJCE Grounds from August 14.  The two top players of the team-Suchith J. and Shreyas Gopal will be joining the preparatory sessions after the current Dr. K. Thimmappaiah Tournament organized by KSCA. Along with the selected team members, the 12 shortlisted players from the talent hunt will also be going through a regress practice session, after which 2 players will be chosen to officially represent Mysuru Warriors, in this year’s KLP tournament.

The Mysuru Warriors’ new team for KPL 2017 includes, Arjun Hoysala, Suchith J., K.C. Avinash, ShreyasGopal, SuneelRaju, Bhareth N.P., Manjunath S.P., S.L. Akshay, Nikith S., Vyshak Kumar, Prateeksh R., ShivilKaushik, Shrijith K.L., VineetYadav, KushalWaadwani, Vikas Kumar Sinha and Ram SarikhYadav.

The team has retained Rx Murali as the head coach and Vijay Madyalkar as the assistant coach, along with Shyam Rao as the trainer and Raghavendra as his assistant. The team has also associated with Dr. Shravan as the team physiotherapist and Mohan Das as the assistant physiotherapist.  The team also brings M.S. Ravindra as the talent manager, M.R. Suresh as the team manager and N. Arun Kumar as the logistics manager for KPL 2017.

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 leading India ‘A’ in Australia. The team’s anthem is composed and sung bypopular 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 novelcause 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.

About NR Group
The Mysuru-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 Technologies. Today it is truly an  Agarbathie to Aerospace conglomerate as it is also involved in making parts for defense helicopters.  The organization has largely committed towards social responsibilities and fulfils them, through its charity arm ‘NR Foundation’. NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on NR Group, please visit