Cricket Stars Join NFT Market
Australia’s test and ODI captain, Pat Cummins, and Sachin Tendulkar have partnered up with Rario as part of the Cricket Australia deal, allowing fans to purchase their NFTs, exclusively on the platform.
The partnership means Cummins will join Aaron Finch, Faf du Plessi,Quinton de Cock, Rishabh Pant, Virendra Sehwag, Dinesh Kartik, Shakib Al Hasan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel and more as NFTs.
Additionally, Cummins’ NFTs will be on sale along side Sachin Tendulkar, who has joined as a strategic investor.
Commenting on joining the partnership with Rario, Cummins, said: “The past 11 years of my cricket career have been quite memorable ranging from making my debut at the age of 18 to winning the first T20 World Cup for my country.”
“I am looking forward to my partnership with Rario now that fans can enjoy these memorable moments of my cricket career in a way unknown to us before with the introduction of NFTs.
“Cricket is a game that runs on the love and emotions of fans and this has been the main reason for the rise of cricket across the world.
I believe that with the help of the new NFT technology, cricket fandom will only increase and expand in the future,” he said.
Tendulkar, added: “Fans are an integral part of any sport. While the on-field action happens for a few hours, fans carry the memories forward and immortalise those moments forever.”
“It is exciting to see NFT technology bringing fans closer to sports, giving them an opportunity to treasure their favourite moments.
“The team at Rario was committed to building a cricket community using technology in a responsible way.
“I am therefore happy to partner with the team, to launch my digital collectibles exclusively on the Rario platform,” he said.
On bringing the pair into their partnership, Cricket Australia CEO, Nick Hockley, said: “We are really excited that Pat Cummins and Sachin Tendulkar will be part of our NFT partnership with Rario.”
“Having the Australian Test and ODI captain as well as one of the most iconic figures in world cricket on the Rario platform will only add to the interest and excitement being created among cricket fans and collectors,” he said.