Lokmat Media ropes in Ayaz Memon as Editorial Advisor, Sports
His expertise and background in sports journalism becomes the starting point as Lokmat aims to bring its readers high quality sports reportage, analyses and opinion
Published - 22-February-2017
Lokmat newspaper has roped in Ayaz Memon as Editorial Advisor, Sports to bring in high quality latest sports analysis, updated coverage, and sports opinion columns, all contributing to its vision of providing the best sports coverage to readers from a regional perspective.
Memon is one of India’s finest sports writers and a keen cricket enthusiast. Having spent over 38 years in the arena of sports journalism serving as editor of TOI, DNA and Sportsweek, Memon is an Indian sports writer, journalist, columnist, author, and lawyer. His appointment will give Lokmat the competitive advantage, and the readers and advertisers, value in terms of its content related to sports. Among the upcoming sports events are cricket series such as the Indian Premier League, Pro Kabaddi, and Indian Super League which will continue to dominate the Indian sports calendar 2017 apart from ICC Champions Trophy, FIFA UA17, Badminton Premier League, Sri Lanka vs. India (3 Tests, 5 ODIs, a T20 in August), South Africa vs. India (4 Tests), 5 ODIs, 2 T20s in Cricket.
Speaking on having Ayaz Memon with Lokmat, Karan Darda, Executive Director, Lokmat Media, said, “Lokmat, the largest newspaper of Maharashtra and Goa, has always endeavored to provide best quality content for its readers and advertisers alike. We have always strived hard to give the best coverage to our readers in sports. Our infographics and inside stories differentiate our content for sports lovers. Ayaz’s analytics on sports and his vision will help us present some of the best sporting events in a unique way, making it relevant for advertisers too.”
As Ayaz Memon says, “I am delighted to be associated with Lokmat. It has a mighty presence in Maharashtra and an exciting forward-looking agenda to meet the expectations of New Age media consumers which whets my appetite.”
This is another feather in the cap in Lokmat’s editorial content being spearheaded by renowned personalities in their respective fields, namely Sunil Gavaskar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Chetan Bhagat, Gurucharan Das, and Shobha De who provide expert opinion, edit guest columns, and analysis during special events. This special association with Ayaz Memon will go a long way in generating content that shall bring competitive edge in regional sports news.
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