Cricket Australia’s official Twitter account @CricketAus the announced collectible NFTs are on the way for Aussie cricket fans.
The move is in partnership with Rario, an officially licensed NFT marketplace for NFT cricket collections, and NFT company Blocktrust.
A new section of the Cricket Australia website has been added with more information, nft.cricket.com.au.
Responses from Australian cricket fans to the tweet with the NFT news announcement are humorous, with many calling NFT a scam or ponzi scheme.
A bold new way to celebrate the rich history of Australian cricket
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) April 13, 2022
This could be taken as a sign that NFT investors are still ahead of the space, as many similar comments have been directed at Bitcoin and crypto in general over the years.
Those interested are invited to join a Discord and whitelist to create cricket NFTs, as well as receive limited edition drops.
The non-fungible tokens will take the form of iconic cricketing moments from history or player images of fan-favorite Australian cricketers, such as Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch or Marnus Labuschagne.
An FAQ section on the website explains the differences between NFTs and cryptocurrency, and that they will be for sale on the Rario Marketplace, although the cost has yet to be announced.
Sports-themed NFTs have long been a popular sector of the NFT space. DraftKings made our list of the ten best NFT markets as the sports betting giant launched its own market in December 2021.
Sports fans are natural collectors of limited edition items such as trading cards and other memorabilia associated with their favorite players and sports icons, past and present.
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketer’s Association (ACA) are committed to making their NFTs environmentally friendly. Rario, for example, was chosen because it creates NFTs on Polygon, which is more environmentally friendly with lower carbon emissions than the Ethereum blockchain.
Crypto-assets are a highly volatile unregulated investment product.