Who is Ayaz Memon?
Ayaz Memon has been a journalist for a span of 33 years. A graduate in economics and law from Mumbai University, Mr. Memon started as a sports writer and later on went on to edit newspapers like DNA, TOI (Times Of India) and even Mid-Day. In addition, he served as the Editor of Sportsweek magazine and Sports Editor of the Times of India and the Independent at various stages in his career.
In the course of his career, Mr. Ayaz Memon has covered over 250 Test matches and more than 350 One-Day Internationals all over the world. In addition, he has also featured in eight Cricket World Cups and covered the 2006 Football World Cup, the 1988 Olympics, Wimbledon in 1991 and 1993, the 1998 and 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 1990 Asian Games.
Currently, Mr. Memon is Consulting Editor with NewsX and a columnist with Hindustan Times, Mint, Mail Today, Deccan Chronicle/Asian Age, and occasionally Times of India. He also does an Internet Radio Show on planetradiocity.com. Apart from this, he is working on an illustrated history of Indian cricket, writing a book on it. He has been a regular on the studio panel for the World Cup, Champions Trophy and IPL since 2004 for Sony (SETMAX).
Moreover, Mr. Memon is a renowned writer. He has written several different books including:
- Wills Book of Excellence, 199 on One Day Cricket to coincide with the World Cup
- Wills Book of Excellence, 1996, on One Day Cricket again for the World Cup
- Thunder Down Under, about the 1991–92 World Cup
- The Best in the World: India’s 10 Greatest World Cup Matches, co-authored with the famous actor and cricket enthusiast Tom Alter in 2003