The show must go on… ‘Hammerman’ Hughes Adams did not return for the auction, Charu Sharma took the lead

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Bangalore: Hugh Edmeades, the official host of the Indian Premier League’s mega auction, did not return even on the second day. However, Hugh Adams gave an update on his health in a video message before the start of the bidding, saying – I am fine, but will not be able to give my 100%. In such a situation, hosting the show would have been unfair to the players, franchises, board and fans, which is not right. I want to thank (Charu Sharma) who took the lead in my absence in a very short time. The show must go on… I want to say best of luck to the franchise, BCCI and the players. It is noteworthy that everyone was surprised by his sudden fall. The officials of the franchises present in the auction immediately handled them and the auction was stopped. Some officers were seen placing their hands on their heads. After this, veteran sports presenter Charu Sharma has been entrusted with the responsibility of remaining auction as Admids is under the supervision of doctors. Adams (60 years) fainted while doing the auction, leading to a premature lunch at the auction. The BCCI (Cricket Board of India) had said about this, ‘The doctors examined him. He is fine now, his blood pressure suddenly came down and this was the reason for his sudden fainting fall. We will know more only after a complete check-up. Admieds has conducted over 2700 auctions worldwide, mainly including car auctions. It also includes the Aston Martin which was used in a James Bond film. He had called the name of Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for auction, when he collapsed. He was immediately taken on a stretcher for medical treatment. “As a back-up plan, Charu has come and will conduct the remaining auctions,” a BCCI source said. Charu Sharma was the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Challengers Bangalore during the first season of the IPL.

[Attribution to NBT]

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