NFT platform FanCraze and ICC to release digital collectables 'ICC Crictos’
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its official digital collectibles partner, FanCraze on Tuesday announced a special release of ‘ICC Crictos’ featuring some of the top moments of the women’s game from recent ICC tournaments on the eve of the International women’s day.
ICC Crictos are the ICC’s official digital collectibles. Minted on the flow blockchain, crictos enable fans to collect and trade their own slice of cricket history from a range of ICC events. As part of the ICC’s commitment to growing women’s cricket, fans now have the opportunity to own and trade some of the most celebrated moments in women’s cricket featuring superstars of the game such as Ellyse Perry, Mithali Raj, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Ecclestone, Natalie Sciver and Jess Jonassen.
A special pack drop will occur on Wednesday, with all fans having the opportunity to secure one of these historic women’s cricket moments within a pack, alongside some noteworthy moments from the recent ICC U19 World Cup and from ICC Men’s Tournaments of the last two decades.
On the eve of the occasion, Finn Bradshaw, ICC Head of Digital said, “Women have created some of the most memorable moments in ICC tournament history, so we are pleased to be able to celebrate them and give fans the chance to own a moment from their favourite player. We believe creating products like these in emerging technologies helps the next generation of cricket fans get closer to the game they love.
"This very special drop contains classic moments from previous tournaments featuring the biggest names in women’s cricket. And most importantly, this won’t be the last time we celebrate our champion women cricketers as part of the Crictos program – we are very much looking forward to commemorating fans favourite female moments as we expand the Crictos collection,” he added
Speaking about the development, Anshum Bhambri, CEO of FanCraze remarked, “Our mission at FanCraze is to build a platform for cricket fans to discover, engage with and own all types of cricket content. We are very proud to showcase women cricketers who create history and inspire millions to do the same. These are marquee NFTs in the evolution of our cricket metaverse and we believe fans would love to own these iconic moments.”
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