Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades Faints: Players’ auction was going on for IPL 2022, during which a significant incident happened. Hugh Edmeades, who was conducting the auction, suddenly fell unconscious. After this, the auction was stopped. This incident happened when Admids was getting the bid of Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga (Wanindu Hasaranga) done. The auction was stopped as Hughes fainted.
Later, IPL informed its Twitter account that Charu Sharma would complete the further auction.
Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades Faints
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 & he is stable. Mr. Charu Sharma will continue with the Auction proceedings today. pic.twitter.com/cQ6JbRjj1P
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 12, 2022
Cause of fainting
According to the IPL, doctors say that Hughes was dizzy due to low blood pressure. Currently, his condition is fine. Everyone present at the auction was worried as Hughes fainted. Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Vanindu Hasaranga was bid. His base price for this auction was one crore.
But many teams were in the process of buying him, due to which he got a bid of up to 10 crores. Meanwhile, Hughes fainted. In the end, RCB included this Sri Lankan player in their team for 10.75 crores. According to information received from India Today, Hughes is feeling a little uncomfortable due to the fall from a height; there is nothing to worry about. At the same time, Ajit Ramamurthy, Digital Head of RCB, also confirmed this. He tweeted and wrote,
It was good to know that Hughes was able to stand up and walk with the help of BCCI officials present at the auction. This moment was terrifying, but for now, he is fine.
Very relieved to see the auctioneer get up and walk out with support from the bcci folks around. That was a scary moment, hope he’s fine. 🙏🏼
— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) February 12, 2022
Let us tell you that in this mega auction, almost all the teams are being formed anew. In such a situation, this auction is essential for everyone.