Mallika Sagar Makes History as First Female IPL Auctioneer, Richard Madley Praises Remarkable Achievement

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction has commenced, witnessing the preparation of 10 franchises for the upcoming T20 season. While the focus is on IPL, another significant event unfolds concurrently in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), where Mallika Sagar has made history by becoming the first female auctioneer in IPL’s history. She extends her gratitude for the well-wishes and blessings received after achieving the record medal for auctioning in all ten seasons of IPL.

Mallika Sagar: A Renowned Art Collector Making Waves in Sports Auctions

Mallika Sagar, an art collector based in Mumbai, and consultant for Art India Consultants, is no stranger to sports auctions. Collaborating with Hues Edmonds, Richard Medley, and Charu Sharma, she has contributed significantly to the Indian Premier League’s auctions, and now, she takes on the role of an auctioneer in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) initiated by BCCI.

In 2021, Mallika participated in the Pro Kabaddi League auction, expanding her horizons beyond cricket auctions. Her journey from WPL to IPL auctions showcases her versatility in the field.

Massive IPL 2024 Auction with 333 Players in the Bidding Pool

The IPL 2024 auction features 333 players up for bidding, competing for spots in the 10 teams, which have 77 vacant positions. Among these players, 214 are Indian, while 119 are international players.

Mallika Sagar’s Prolific Role in Numerous Auctions

Mallika Sagar’s venture into auctioneering is not confined to one domain. Her extensive experience includes handling major roles in various auctions, including the Pro Kabaddi League and the Women’s Premier League. Despite her relative newness to the profession, Mallika has quickly made her mark.

Mallika Sagar Takes Over Charu Sharma’s Role in IPL

Notably, Mallika Sagar has taken over Charu Sharma’s position in the IPL. After Charu Sharma’s unexpected withdrawal during the 2023 IPL auction due to health issues, Mallika Sagar stepped in and seamlessly managed the proceedings. Mallika Sagar’s presence and contribution to auctions, starting from the 2023 IPL auction, has been commendable, and her active involvement in the Women’s Premier League and subsequent IPL auctions highlights her growing significance in the field of sports auctions.

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