A sudden and unfortunate incident happened during the IPL 2022 auction. Notably, auctioneer Hugh Edmeades suddenly collapsed on the floor when the bidding war on for Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga on Saturday.
The organizers stopped the event immediately due to the health emergency. During the bidding war for Hasaranga, auctioneer Edmeades fell on the ground abruptly.
The franchise representatives, who were present at the spot, were shocked with the visuals while the cameraperson also moved his camera to the side and found Edmeades lying on the floor with his stomach facing the base.
Based on the available visuals, it seemed that Edmeades was unconscious when lying on the floor. According to latest update, Edmeades’ health has improved and he is feeling good. The 60-year-old had fallen after his blood pressure dropped suddenly.
"He has been attended to by a doctor. He is doing fine, his blood pressure dropped suddenly and that was the reason for his sudden collapse. We will know more once he has a thorough check-up," a BCCI source told PTI.
In a latest development, Edmeades will not be continuing today and presenter Charu Sharma will resume the proceedings.
Edmeades is a famous figure as he has conducted over 2700 auctions across the world, primarily of cars including an Aston Martin used in a James Bond film.