Hugh Edmeades collapses in the mid-event, Charu Sharma takes over the proceedings.

Hugh Edmeades  collapses in the mid-event, Charu Sharma takes over the proceedings. The 60-year-collapse old’s midway through the proceedings resulted in an early lunch amid the commotion inside the auction room.

Hugh Edmeades, a veteran auctioneer, collapsed during the first session of the Indian Premier League auction in Bengaluru on Saturday but was found to be “doing fine” after a medical check-up. Charu Sharma, a veteran sports presenter, took over the auction duties for the remainder of the event while Edmeades sought medical attention following the fall, which was blame on low blood pressure. Moreover, The 60-year-collapse old’s midway through the auction resulted in an early lunch amid the commotion inside the auction room. According to the IPL’s official account, Edmeades is currently in stable condition.

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Hugh Edmeades collapses in the mid-event

“Mr. Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, fell during the IPL Auction this afternoon due to Postural Hypotension. ” IPL issued a statement.

“Mr. Charu Sharma will continue with the Auction proceedings today,” the statement continued.

The collapse of the 60-year-old Edmeades midway through the auction resulted in an early lunch amid the commotion inside the auction room.

“He is fine; his blood pressure dropped unexpectedly, which caused his sudden collapse. We’ll know more after he undergoes a thorough examination “According to a BCCI source

“He is stable, and we will provide additional updates later,” said a BCCI spokesperson later.


When Edmeades fell from his auction pedestal, he had Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga’s name under the hammer. Edmeades has conducted over 2700 auctions around the world, primarily of cars, including an Aston Martin used in a James Bond film.

During the first season of the IPL, Sharma was the CEO of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.

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