Hugh Edmeades Returns For IPL Auction’s Final Hour. Hugh Edmeades, the veteran auctioneer who conducted the final hour of the IPL auction. After a massive health scare on the opening day, received a standing ovation from a room full of people.
The veteran auctioneer who conducted the final hour of the IPL auction. After a massive health scare on the opening day, received a standing ovation from a room full of people. Edmeades, a veteran of over 2700 auctions around the world, collapsed inside the ITC Gardenia Hotel’s auction room on Saturday while conducting the bidding involving Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. He was immediately given medical attention, and he had collapsed due to “postural hypotension” (low blood pressure).
Hugh Edmeades Returns For IPL Auction’s
The BCCI summoned veteran TV presenter Charu Sharma, 62, who rushed in to fill in for Edmeades and did an admirable job.
Before the final hour, Sharma returned the auction gavel to its rightful owner, Edmeades, who strode in nattily dressed in sharp suit as all teams stood up in awe.
He thanked Sharma, who received a round of applause, before jokingly remarking that the BCCI would be wise to install a fence on the podium, which would have prevented him from falling down.
The BCCI had previously posted a message from Edmeades, who apologized for his absence due to the health scare.
“I apologize for not being able to meet with you in person today. As you can see, I’m perfectly fine, but I wasn’t going to be able to give my all today, which would be unfair to the BCCI, the IPL, the bidders, and, most importantly, the players.
“I just want to thank everyone who has sent me well wishes from all over the world,” Edmeades said in a video posted by the BCCI.
“I’m also grateful to Charu (Sharma) for stepping in on such short notice to take over batting. The show must continue. I hope to see you later, but in the meantime, good luck with your bidding today “He continued.
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