The move is in partnership with Rario an officially licensed NFT marketplace for cricket NFT collections, and NFT company Blocktrust.
A new section of the Cricket Australia website has been added with more info, nft.cricket.com.au.
Responses from Australian crickets fans to the tweet with the NFT news announcement are humorous, with many callings NFTs a scam or ponzi scheme.
That could be taken as a sign that NFT investors are still early to the space, as many similar comments were levelled at Bitcoin and crypto in general over the years.
Those that are interested are being invited to join a Discord and get on the whitelist to mint 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, like 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 hasn’t been announced yet.