IPL auction suspended after auctioneer collapses on stage

Indian Cricket Board say Edmeades is „stable“ and will resume auctioneering duties for the remainder of the event later on Saturday; the British auctioneer was conducting the IPL auction for a fourth successive season

Last Updated: 12/02/22 9:36am

Hugh Edmeades collapsed on stage during Saturday's IPL auction Hugh Edmeades collapsed on stage during Saturday's IPL auction

Hugh Edmeades collapsed on stage during Saturday’s IPL auction

The 2022 Indian Premier League auction was suspended after auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed on stage during the event.

Edmeades, who was conducting the IPL auction for a fourth successive season, was overseeing the bidding on the third set of players on Saturday when he suddenly collapsed from his position at the podium.

Members of staff from the teams in attendance watched on in horror as the Brit was tended to by medical staff in Bengalaru.

ESPNcricinfo reported that the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) have said Edmeades is „stable“ and that his collapse was caused by low blood pressure.

A BCCI spokesperson said: „Our auctioneer is stable. The medical guys are attending to him. He should be back for the next set.“

Several IPL teams took to social media shortly after the incident to wish Edmeades well, while the Punjab Kings confirmed that the auction would resume at 3:30pm local time (10:00am GMT).

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