Smriti Mandhana and Zaheer Khan signed up with Rario, the world’s first officially licensed cricket-based digital collectibles platform. They are among the first ones to venture into the growing world of digital collectibles in India.
The association with Smriti and Zaheer will give Rario the right to offer devoted fans of these stars the ability to own player NFTs. These will be available to buy, collect and trade for cricket lovers and new-age investors alike. Each collectibles has a unique ID that confirms its authenticity and rarity.
Commenting on the association, Smriti Mandhana says, “I am committed towards ensuring greater exposure and more opportunities for women’s cricket. So, it gives me immense pride to be among the first women cricketers in the world to enter into the growing sports digital collectibles market through my association with Rario.”
Zaheer Khan says, “There have been so many times in my career where I wished I could capture that moment and hold on to it.
“Now, technology has even made that possible through digital collectibles. Through my association with Rario, I am excited to share some of these special moments with fans in a fresh and innovative way.”
Ankit Wadhwa, Founder and CEO of Rario, says, “We are thrilled to work with some of the biggest names in Indian cricket, and to bring some of their most memorable moments to life in this unique and engaging format.”
He further added, “While we are working with various boards and leagues to bring licensed moments, player associations bring an additional level of engagement for fans, where apart from moments, the ultimate expression of fandom-ownership of a player card becomes a possibility.”
Zaheer khan and Smriti Mandhana have joined the likes of cricketers like Shafali Verma, Shakib Al Hasan and Faf du Plessis to team up with Rario for launching their digital collectibles.