Former Christie’s gavelmaster Hugh Edmeades has replaced ‘The Hammerman’ Richard Madley as the Indian Premier League auctioneer

Auctioneer Richard Madley has been replaced with former Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Laura Chesters

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Madley had conducted the annual televised auction of cricketers playing in the Indian Premier League for the past 11 years and was nicknamed ‘The Hammerman’ in India.

Edmeades said: “I am delighted to have been asked to do this and I am looking forward to a couple of days in Jaipur this month.”

The next auction will be held as a one-day affair, as opposed to the usual two days, in Jaipur, India on December 18.

News of Madley’s departure was met with disappointment by fans on social media.