The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctioneer Hugh Edmeades made a comeback on Day 2 of the IPL 2022 mega-auction after recovering from the collapse he suffered during day 1. The auction was halted on the day 1 of the bidding process as Edmeades was collapsed while the franchises were bidding for Wanindu Hasarnga.
The auction for the IPL 2022 has commenced on Saturday in Bengaluru. Several franchises have selected players for the upcoming IPL edition and will look to build a title winning team. However, a unfortunate incident had halted the auction on day 1 as auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed. After the unfortunate incident, Charu Sharma then replaced him last minute and conducted the rest of the auction till the penultimate session of day 2.
Hugh Edmeades is fine now and made a comeback to conduct the bidding process in the penultimate session on the second and final day of the process. He conducted the last session of the final day where teams had already submitted the names of the players of their choice they want to get back in the auction.
Here is the video of the incident:
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Ahead of the IPL auction, Hugh Edmeades had acknowledged that during his four-decade career as an auctioneer, he has conducted a lot of two-day auctions, but never one that lasted for 12 hours. He even added that he was not fazed by the idea of being on his feet for 12 hours.
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During a chat with InsideSport, Hugh Edmeades said, “During my 38 years as an auctioneer, I have taken plenty of two-day auctions, but admittedly, none lasting a potential 12+ hours. However, I am not at all fazed by the prospect of being on my feet for up to six hours each day. Mentally and physically, I will be splitting the sessions into “bite-size pieces” and taking the opportunities to regroup during the breaks in the auction.”