Shafali Verma is the top ranked T20I batter for women.© Twitter
Shafali Verma, opener of the Indian women’s cricket team and Shakib Al Hasan, the all-rounder from Bangladesh, are the latest cricket stars to sign an exclusive partnership with the world’s first officially licensed digital collecting platform Rario. Shafali Verma and Shakib Al Hasan join Smriti Mandhana and Zaheer Khan as Rario’s exclusive player partners. Speaking of the association, Shafali, the world’s No. 1 for women, said: “Modern cricket is a lot about innovation and finding a new and unique approach to the game.”
“In the same way, fans of the game are constantly evolving and finding new ways to connect with cricket, at a time when digital connectivity is really fun and convenient,” she added.
“I’m excited to partner with Rario and see what’s in store in the near future as I believe it develops the ecosystem for fans to get close to their favorite players,” she said.
All-rounder Shakib from Bangladesh echoed the sentiments, saying: “Since I started my professional career, the game has evolved a lot and players have always been given the space to adopt their own style of play.”
“In the spirit of this evolution, a closer link between cricket and digital technology is a welcome step, which has the potential to bring the game to an even wider global audience in the coming years,” he added.
Rario founder and CEO, Ankit Wadhwa, said, “Throughout its history, Crekel has always welcomed the spirit of innovation to keep up with the aspirations and demands of the game’s modern fans.”
“Using modern technology, we are extremely proud to present a completely new format in which fans of the game can experience cricket like never before,” added Wadhwa.
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