The South African cricketer, Quinton De Kock and the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik have partnered with the NFT platform, Rario to share the iconic moments of their career with their followers. With this association, both cricketers became the latest athletes to enter the NFT metaverse with the world’s first officially licensed NFT company.
The announcements were made via the social media handles of the concerned parties. The former Proteas captain revealed the partnership with a feature video that said, “My goal on the field is to play fearless cricket! I believe history can be created with each shot that I play. I’m excited to announce that some of my historic moments will be now available on rario, the world’s first officially licensed cricket NFT platform.”
Meanwhile, Rario unveiled the association with the Indian cricketer with a feature post that said, “We are super excited to have an exceptional wicketkeeper and finisher Dinesh Karthik join the Rario family. Own some of the best cricketing moments of your favourite players on rario.com now.”
This collaboration would allow the technology firm to mint selected NFTs from the cricket memorabilia of the batsmen that will include some of their greatest knocks. Fans can own the greatest highlights of the two cricketers’ careers in a verifiable manner and can also trade them with other cricket devotees.
With this move, De Kock and Karthik have joined the list of cricketers that came on board with the digital producer. The names include Virender Sehwag, Venkatesh Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant, Zaheer Khan, Smriti Mandhana, Rashid Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
In addition to roping in popular players under its umbrella, Rario has also bagged deals with some prominent cricket leagues. The popular cricket competitions include Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Abu Dhabi T10 League, Lanka Premier League and Howzat Legends League Cricket.
With this move, Rario has strengthened its brand portfolio in the NFT market while competing with similar brands like FanCraze and Colexion.