The International Cricket Council (ICC) intends to release a digital art of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s smoking dismissal of Rohit Sharma in Pakistan’s 2021 T20 World Cup opener against India.
If commissioned, the ICC will publish the artwork on its Faze app, a digital collectible forum designed specifically for displaying and dealing with Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) or stills from the Council’s flagship competitions.
A still from Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga’s hattrick against South Africa is also being considered, in addition to Shaheen Shah Afridi.
In theory, the ICC explains, fans can digitally own once-in-a-lifetime experiences by purchasing NFTs.
Consider watching the ICC World Cup Final from a VIP seat in the hospitality box, or interacting with your favorite cricketer one-on-one.
Apart from their inherent collectible appeal and intrinsic value, the Council has stated that these NFTs can be used in a variety of applications that will be developed over time across the Faze Metaverse.
For those who are unfamiliar, a non-fungible token is a unique unit of data that is digitally stored. NFTs can be used to represent easily reproducible items as unique items, such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files, and use blockchain technology to establish a verified and public proof of ownership.