Rario announces partnership with Afghanistan Cricket Board to launch their first sports NFT and Metaverse

Rario is the world's first officially licensed cricket digital collectibles platform.

Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and other Afghanistan stars now available on Rario NFT | TwitterThe Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has partnered with Rario, the world's first officially licensed digital cricket collectibles platform, which will now launch Afghanistan cricket NFTs, which will include digital collectibles across player cards, video moments, and cricket artifacts.

Cricket Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are an exclusive method for networking with fans that allows them to obtain player trading cards, digital collectibles, and significant moments in cricket and add them to their memorabilia collections using blockchain technology. NFTs are digital utility assets that can be owned digitally and are authenticated for every NFT in the metaverse.

Afghanistan is one of the youngest and most exciting cricket teams in the world right now and their first foray into the world of Metaverse and NFTs will happen with Rario. Cricket Afghanistan, the national cricket board of Afghanistan has agreed to usher in the future of fandom using NFTs with the help of Rario. 

For the past 3-4 years, the Afghanistan team has been playing exciting cricket in all three formats of the game and is seen as a legitimate threat in the shortest format of the game, the T20s, and have been impressive in top cricketing events for some time now.

And thanks to their partnership with Rario, the Afghanistan Cricket Board will open a whole new world for their fans to have access to players like Rashid Khan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Noor Ali, and many more.

It is vital that the Afghan cricketers and the various moments created by the talented players get seized in the fans' memories for a long time and the best way to do it in the present digital world is to buy the NFTs of those moments which you can claim as your own and even trade and share with other like-minded fans on Rario.

Mr. Rana Handa, Chief Partnerships Officer, Rario said "As a South Asian country, Afghanistan shares the same passion for Rario as India. After collaborating with Cricket Australia and NZC, we are excited to have Afghanistan on board with us for exclusive NFTs. Through this collaboration, we will be able to offer cricket fans the chance to own a piece of their favorite sport, collect special moments and player cards, and enjoy cricket-themed NFT games in the Rario universe.

’Our fans are passionate about the game and this partnership will help us to increase the appeal of Afghan cricketers to a global audience. This is the start of something innovative and I am sure our whole cricket fraternity will benefit from it. The inclusion of NFTs is another method that fans across the world may engage, the passion of our followers, and the attractiveness of Afghani cricketers to a global audience,'' said Mr.Naseeb Khan, CEO of Cricket Afghanistan.

Excited to have ACB onboard, we already have Rashid as our brand ambassador, now getting the board with Rario will help us bring new experiences for the Afghan cricket fans,” said Shubham Agrawal, Marketing Lead Rario. 

About Rario - World’s first Officially Licensed Cricket NFT Platform

Founded in 2021 by IIT Alumni Ankit Wadhwa and Sunny Bhanot as the world’s first officially licensed digital collectibles platform for cricket fans to collect and trade cricket NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens).

Rario has exclusive partnerships including Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket, Big Bash League, Women’s Big Bash League, Super Smash, Hero Caribbean Premier League, Lanka Premier League, Abu Dhabi T10 League, and Legends League Cricket, and has a roster of over 900 international cricketers as well as over 30 exclusive brand ambassadors.

Having Polygon Studios, and Animoca as partners, Rario is backed by reputed investors such as Kingsway Capital, Presight Capital, and Dream Capital.  Since 2021, Rario has sold over 150,000 NFTs to sports fans across 75+ countries.

Visit: RARIO |Digital Collectibles Marketplace for Cricket NFTs


By Rahul Prajapati - 04 Nov, 2022

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