Mallika Sagar: Making History as the IPL’s First Female Auctioneer, IPL 2024 Auction

Mallika Sagar: The Indian Premier League is one of the most popular T20 cricket events in the cricketing world. This year it’s making history with the appointment of its first female auctioneer, Mallika Sagar. This is a significant moment for both the IPL and for women in sports broadcasting.

Mallika Sagar: Making History in IPL 2024 Auction

IPL 2024 Auction
IPL 2024 Auction

Sagar is no stranger to the world of auctions. She has good experience as an art auctioneer, having worked at Christie’s, where she was the first female auctioneer of Indian origin. She also honed her skills in sports auctioneering at the Pro Kabaddi League and the Women’s Premier League.

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  • She is the first female auctioneer for the Indian Premier League, IPL 2024 Auction.
  • Armed with an art history degree from Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, Sagar has conducted WPL auctions and was the first female auctioneer at Christie’s in 2001.
  • She has extensive experience as an auctioneer, both in art and sports.
  • She has extensive experience auctioneering art, having been the first female auctioneer of Indian origin at Christie’s.
  • Born into a bustling business family in Mumbai, she returned from the U.S. with a passion for art.
  • Now, after a successful 23-year career, Sagar is set to be the first female auctioneer at the IPL 2024 in Dubai. Talk about a plot twist!
  • Sagar gives a nod to Hugh Edmeades for her foray into Indian sports auctioneering, especially the IPL.
  • She kicked off her sports auction career as the first female auctioneer in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in 2021. No easy feat, considering her art background.
  • Sagar believes auctioneering is more about personality and skills than gender.
  • She adds, “You could be the most engaging male auctioneer, the most boring female auctioneer, or vice versa – it’s about personality and skills.”When asked about the challenges of steering a cricket auction, she humorously compares it to a “different ball game.” Literally.

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IPL 2024 Auction: How much money does each franchise have?

FranchiseBudget (in ₹ Crore)
Gujarat Titans₹38.15
Sunrisers Hyderabad₹34.00
Kolkata Knight Riders₹32.70
Chennai Super Kings₹31.40
Punjab Kings₹29.10
Delhi Capitals₹28.95
Royal Challengers Bangalore₹23.25
Mumbai Indians₹17.75
Rajasthan Royals₹14.50
Lucknow Super Giants₹13.15

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