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IPL Mega Auction: Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapses on stage, early lunch taken

BENGALURU:

Indian Premier League (IPL) auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed mid-way through the 2022 IPL mega auction and the early lunch was taken, here on Saturday.

The franchise owners and support staff called for medical attention after the British auctioneer collapsed in the auction room and the auction managers decided to take an early lunch immediately after the incident, which took place while Wanindu Hasaranga was going under the hammer.

“Mr Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, had an unfortunate fall due to Postural Hypotension during the IPL auction this afternoon. The medical team attended to him immediately after the incident and he is stable. Mr. Charu Sharma will continue with the auction proceedings today,” the IPL said in a statement.

At the time of the break, the bid for Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan all-rounder, was with Royal Challengers Bangalore who was facing resistance from Punjab Kings at Rs 10.75 crore.

Edmeades has a 36-year-long career as an auctioneer. In 2018, the BCCI appointed him for the IPL auctions, replacing Richard Madley.

Meanwhile, the IPL franchise also wished Edmeades a speedy recovery.

“We wish a speedy recovery to the IPL Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades. Meanwhile, Charu Sharma will continue the auction proceedings today,” said Mumbai Indians in a tweet.

“Sending in all the Yellove for the auctioneer to be fine!” tweeted CSK.

“Hugh Edmeades, we hope you’re feeling better now!” said Gujarat Titans in a tweet. (IANS)

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