Cricket NFT platform announces partnership with Indian star

Rishabh Pant, India wicketkeeper and captain of the Delhi Capitals, will work with Rario

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Rario is cricket’s first officially licensed digital collectibles platform – Photo: Shutterstock

Rario, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform that allows fans to trade iconic moments from cricket history, has partnered with Rishabh Pant, an Indian wicketkeeper who plays for India in national matches and is captain of the Delhi Capitals.

Rario is the world’s first officially licensed cricket digital collectibles platform, which enables people to buy and trade NFTs of their favourite cricketers. Pant’s partnership will allow Rario to mint exclusive digital collectibles of the cricketer’s most “iconic moments”.    

Recently, Rario announced that it will be launching Rario Marketplace, where users can list and sell the cricket NFTs purchased on the platform. Rario said the Marketplace “will recreate the nostalgia of conventional cricket card collection by creating a community for its users”.

Rario to help “relive explosive moments”

Ankit Wadhwa, co-founder and CEO of Rario, said:  “With every passing series, Rishabh Pant is cementing himself as a star not just for the present, but also the future. We are delighted to sign him on and give cricket fans around the world the opportunity to relive his explosive moments. The launch of our marketplace will elevate the fan experience, making it more interactive and dynamic.”

Rishabh Pant said: “The past year of my career has given me very special moments, like the century against England in Ahmedabad or leading Delhi Capitals to the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. My innings in Gabba is also unforgettable. I am delighted to sign with Rario since the fans and I can preserve and enjoy these moments in a new way.

"I am really enjoying my cricket right now and am certain there will be many more such innings that we can fondly look back at,” Pant concluded.

Rario partners with Abu Dhabi T10

In early October, Rario announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi T10, a cricket league in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It marks the third partnership for Rario, which only launched on 15 August, after it joined forces with Sri Lanka's Lanka Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League.

The Abu Dhabi T10 is scheduled to be held from 19 November to 4 December this year. It is the only 10-over cricket tournament that is officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board.

The tournament is said to bring more than 120 of the world’s biggest cricket names together to compete in the event.

Further reading: Rugby League World Cup unveils sport’s first NFT marketplace

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