In a scary incident, IPL auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed midway during the IPL 2022 auction taking place in Bengaluru.
The incident happened when the 63-year-old auctioneer was going through a long bidding war between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) over Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. The bidding process was immediately halted as the camera caught Edmeades lying flat on the floor of the auction room.
Oh that’s scary. The auctioneer has seemingly fainted during #IPLMegaAuction2022. I hope he is Ok pic.twitter.com/gAWkspcA4D
— QUENTIN HULL (@QuentinHull) February 12, 2022
The official broadcasters then went to a lunch break and did not return to the auction afterwards.
Thankfully, Edmeades was OK. Now, Indian commentator Charu Sharma will resume the bidding process, set to resume at 3:30 pm IST.
“Update from ground zero! Hugh Edmeades the auctioneer is fine but a bit shaken! Was a physical fall no internal issues with him,” tweeted TV presenter Gautam Bhimani.
Update from ground zero! Hugh Edmeades the auctioneer is fine but a bit shaken! Was a physical fall no internal issues with him #CricbuzzLive
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) February 12, 2022
“Relief. Hugh Edmeades is fine,” wrote sports writer turned journalist, Ayaz Memon.
Relief. Hugh Edmeades is fine #IPLAuction
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 12, 2022
Edmeades is a British international fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer. In his 35-year career as a Christie’s auctioneer, he has conducted more than 2,500 auctions, selling over 310,000 lots for a sum in excess of £2.7 billion.
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