With the launch of the World Cup, the world’s cricketing powers have set their sights on bringing a mobile payment app to the game.
With that in mind, the Indian Cricket Association (ICA) has announced that it will be launching its own mobile payment platform, allowing players to make payment using their mobile devices.
This move, which comes as a result of a partnership with Bittrex, is the first time the cricketing body is allowing players and their families to make payments through its app.
“This is a very exciting time for cricket and our game, with the launch in 2019 of the ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in India.
With the release of the mobile payment application, our players will be able to take their money with them to the stadium,” BCCI president Amitabh Chaudhary said in a statement.
The BCCI also said it was creating a “digital payment platform for the cricket season” to “give our players the best possible platform for making payments”.
The move to allow payments through the ICC’s mobile payment portal comes after the BCCI had launched a similar service in India last year, but it only allowed payments via credit cards, and not the likes of PayPal or Venmo.