IPL 2022 auction: Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades 'absolutely fine' after collapse
- IPL's official Twitter handle recently shared a video of auctioneer Hugh Edmeades
- Edmeades addressed his collapse at yesterday’s IPL 2022 mega auction
- He thanked auctioneer Charu Sharma for "stepping in"
The video shows Edmeades in a white button-up. “I’m very sorry that I can’t be in person with you today. As you can see, I am absolutely fine, but I just felt that I wasn’t going to be able to give a 100% performance, which is unfair to the BCCI, to the IPL, to the bidders, and most importantly it would be unfair to the players,” said Edmeades.
He added, “I just want to thank all those people from around the world who’ve sent me good wishes from as far away as New Zealand, and even one from halfway up Mount Kilimanjaro. Also very grateful to Charu for stepping in at such short notice to take over. The show must go on and it was amazing that he was able to get into the room and continue to make lots of money for fantastic players. I hope to see you later on, but in the meantime, Charu I owe you and good luck for your bidding today.”
The caption of the tweet reads, “Mr. Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer is fine now, and has a message for all.”
After collapsing mid-way at the mega auction on Saturday, auctioneer Hugh Edmeades was temporarily replaced by sports presenter Charu Sharma to resume the proceedings of the auction.
Edmeades collapsed on Saturday during the bidding of Sri Lankan cricketer, Wanindu Hasaranga. An official statement by the Indian Premier League on Twitter read, “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.”