Mysuru: NR Group, the owners of Mysuru Warriors, have successfully concluded the Talent Hunt, the grassroots programme for Karbonn Smart KPL 2018 powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies. It was a record turnout for the talent hunt in Mysuru. Last year, nearly 125 candidates took part in the selection trials while this year it was nearly 250 participants.
The Mysuru edition of the talent hunt saw 240 budding aspirants prove their capabilities. These included 70 batsmen, 82 all rounders, 68 spinners and 15 wicketkeepers. Bengaluru’s Just Cricket Academy in Yelahanka, witnessed 250 youth cricketers try out for a spot in the Mysuru Warriors. They were a mixed lot consisting of 75 medium pace bowlers, 50 spinners, 60 batsmen, 55 all-rounders and 10 wicketkeepers. Of these, 500 young players, 2 will represent Mysuru Warriors at the KPL 2018, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies.
“Every year, we receive a tremendous response from Karnataka’s cricketing community. It is really eye-opening to see how driven and inspired these aspirants are for the sport. The strenuous procedure to select the said players for the Mysuru Warriors, has always yielded spectacular players”, said Arjun Ranga, Owners, Mysuru Warriors and Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, M R Suresh, Manager, Mysuru Warriors team said, “The t-20 format has changed a lot over the years. Quality all-rounders with equally good fielding is very much a need of the hour. Since we came to KPL in 2014-15, we have managed to provide a platform to many talented and promising cricketers. Apart from this, we have also provided permanent employment to nearly 15 players.” In the very first appearance, the Mysuru warriors won the title for 2014-15.