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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.