IPL Mega Auction 2022 LIVE Updates: The Auction Has Paused Midway Due to Medical Emergency
Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades has collapsed midway during the bidding process of Wanindu Hasaranga. The management has decided to stop the auction process for some time due to a medical emergency. Hope everything is fine with Edmeades.
IPL auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed during the IPL 2022 mega auction. When Edmeades collapsed, a bidding war was on for Sri Lankan leggie Wanindu Hasaranga. RCB was in the lead at Rs 10.75 crore.
"A franchise representative informs that the auctioneer is fine. Should resume in a while. Thats a relief," chimes in our correspondent Amol Karhadkar.
An independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer, Edmeades was associated with the iconic Christie’s for 38 years before going independent in 2016.
In December 2018, when Edmeades traveled to Jaipur for the IPL auction, it was a new experience for him. Even though he had conducted more than 2,500 auctions across the globe by then, it was his first stint with Indian cricket.
Four years later, as the 10 franchises gear up for the IPL mega-auction over the weekend, Edmeades - the gavel master - is also excited. After all, this will be for the first time he will be conducting a two-day IPL auction in Bengaluru.