Cricket NFT platform Rario partners with Abu Dhabi T10

Partnership marks Rario’s third project with professional cricket league

A batsman prepares to hit a cricket ball flying towards him at the wicket                                 
Trading platform Rario has announced a new NFT partnership – Photo:Shutterstock

Rario, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform that allows fans to trade iconic moments from cricket history, has 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 the Lanka Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League.

The Abu Dhabi T10 is scheduled to be held from the 19 November to 4 December this year. It is the world’s only 10-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licenced by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

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

Jaw-dropping action

Ankit Wadhwa, CEO and co-founder of Rario said: “The action intensive nature of the Abu Dhabi T10 has a propensity to create some jaw dropping moments, as we have seen over the previous editions of the tournament.

”This creates a fantastic space for Rario to come in and immortalise these moments for cricket enthusiasts, who will have a chance for the first time ever to own them as limited-edition digital collectibles. We are thrilled to associate with an exciting partner like the Abu Dhabi T10, who shares our modern fan-oriented vision for the game of cricket.”

Shaji Ul Mulk, owner of the Abu Dhabi T10 and member of the ECB said: “The Abu Dhabi T10 has continually taken a proactive approach in adopting distinctive measures to drive growing audiences each year. With this objective in mind, it gives us immense pleasure to associate with a partner like Rario, who have re-imagined the ways in which fans can connect with the game. The Rario platform presents an outlet for ADT10 to create a unique digital experience for our audience for the upcoming season.”

Rario launched on Polygon

When Rario launched two months ago, it announced it is to partner with blockchain protocol Polygon. Polygon’s new arm, Polygon Studios, built the Rario platform, which allows fans to make faster and easier transactions. It allows users to gather digital NFT collectables of their favourite cricket players using Polygon Studios’ game and NFT hub.

Polygon Studios’ ecosystem already consists of games and NFT decentralised applications (DApps), such as Upshot, Aavegotchi, Zed Run, SkyWeaver, MegaCryptoPolis and Neon District.

Polygon describes itself as ”a protocol and framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”. It says it hosts more than 300 NFT and gaming companies “with five to six times more gaming and NFT dApps than any other chain outside Ethereum”.

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

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