Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, former captains of the Indian cricket team and two of the most popular cricketers worldwide are all set to unveil their digital collectables, or NFTs (non-fungible tokens), during the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Dhoni and Kohli have signed an exclusive agreement with Web 3.0 firm FanCraze to launch player cards of the two cricketers on the FanCraze platform.
“We view marquee athletes as artists who create their art on the field of play. We are very excited to partner with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the biggest stars cricket has ever produced, to build the new paradigm of engagement between cricketers and their fans,” said Anshum Bhambri, CEO, FanCraze. “We cannot wait to unlock new categories of collectibles, games, and multi-modal digital experiences as we evangelize the Web 3.0 space in India and beyond,” he added.
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Other noted crickets that have partnerships with FanCraze for NFTs include Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Muthiah Muralidaran and Jonty Rhodes. IPL cricket teams Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals also deal with the firm for NFTs.
As of now, FanCraze has more than 120,000 video-NFT collectibles that showcase the most significant moments in World Cup history on its platform, and it is preparing to unveil furthermore new digital collectibles that showcase video clips from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), Cricket West Indies (CWI), and other cricket associations and organizations, as well as player cards of the previously mentioned cricket superstars and IPL teams.
Cricket fans can pre-purchase the NFT packs that feature moments and instances that have yet to occur as part of FanCraze’s new ”see now buy now” experience, which drops will happen a day before each cricket match at the T20 World Cup. Users can purchase these special ”Crictos Of The Game’Game’ packs through FanCraze’sFanCraze’s randomized queue mechanism.