BREAKING: IPL Mega Auctions comes to a halt after Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapses

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Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega-auction auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed during live auctions due to which the event has been halted as early lunch has been taken. He was appointed by the BCCI in 2018, replacing auctioneer Richard Madley.

Hugh Edmeades collapsed during the Mega Auctions

Hugh collapsed midway through the bidding war for Wanindu Hasaranga. Everyone in the hall suddenly stood up and they were concerned about the situation. But as per reports, he is now fine and will resume with the Auction proceedings.

In his 36-year long career, Edmeades has conducted more than 2500 auctions globally. He is an international fine art, classic car, and charity auctioneer and has sold in excess of 3 lakh lots for a sum in excess of 2.7 billion pounds.

Edmeades has experience in dealing with items ranging from paintings, fine furniture, ceramics and works of art, and film and sporting memorabilia. In 2004, he conducted the auction of 88 guitars belonging to Eric Clapton raising $7,438,624. His other unusual highlights included Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin DB10 from James Bond’s Spectre for £2,434,500 in 2016.

2022 IPL edition is right around the corner. The cash-rich tournament is set to be a 10-team affair with the latest inclusion of Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.

All the IPL franchises are working to buy players in the Mega Auctions that will see the shuffling of the deck in the franchises. The IPL Mega Auctions is be a two-day event and it is underway in Bengaluru on February 12 and will also take place on 13 and will see a total of 590 players – 228 capped, 355 uncapped and seven from Associate nations going under the hammer.

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