The Delhi Capitals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) established a partnership with FanCraze, a cricket metaverse firm, on May 26 to issue digital collectibles and construct Web 3.0 experiences.
The team claims to be the first in the IPL to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
“The first Delhi Capitals NFTs will be unveiled in early June.” “FanCraze has shown us what is possible when creators, cricketers, content, and commerce come together,” said Vinod Bisht, Interim CEO of the Delhi Capitals.
With its sponsorship of the Women’s T20 Challenge, FanCraze’s marketplace, which launched in February, recently announced that it has won the BCCI’s official associate partnership.
“FanCraze is pioneering new innovations in sports-based digital collectibles with its cricket NFT marketplace and games like FanCraze Flash. The partnership with Delhi Capitals will allow us to further accelerate our foray into play-to-earn gaming and to bring-to-market new offerings for Indian cricket fans,” said Anshum Bhambri, CEO of FanCraze.
To initiate the cricket metaverse, FanCraze established the ICC’s NFT programme. Furthermore, FanCraze has teamed with Cricket West Indies (CWI) and a number of yet-to-be-announced marquee clubs, leagues, and cricket personalities, giving the company an NFT portfolio of over 25,000 cricketers.
Cricketer Rohit Sharma announced the launch of his first personal NFT on FanCraze earlier this month. The NFT included a rhino artwork as well as Sharma’s image, which was personalised with his autograph. The goal of the NFT launch was to raise awareness about the protection of the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros.
Bhambri stated that the company debuted its collection of player NFTs with the launch of Rohit Sharma’s NFT.
While the company is still in the beta phase, FanCraze said that it has recorded millions of dollars in revenue.
Gujarat Titans win IPL 2022
When the IPL 2022 season began, few expected Gujarat Titans (GT) to win. Indeed, many were perplexed by the manner in which GT selected players during the IPL 2022 player auction, and there was a strong school of thought that felt the squad was simply too disorganised to make a serious run at the title.
All of those factors are now moot because GT not only beat the odds, but they also beat everyone they faced, including the Rajasthan Royals (RR) twice in the qualifiers, which was quite a feat given how RR played till the end of the league!
GT accomplished everything correctly, as they have virtually throughout IPL 2022. Finally, their hidden weapon was the captain with the ball, as Hardik Pandya’s 3/17 was possibly the difference between the two teams in the finals.
RR managed to put up a mere total of 130 runs on the scoreboard, and the side led by Hardik Pandya chased down the total with ease!
Gujarat has scaled the Everest in their first attempt itself!