Leading sports media narrowcasting startup in the Asia Pacific, 1 Play Sports, has brought renowned sports journalist, Ayaz Memon, onboard as Consulting Editor-in Chief, India from May 2020.
Memon, a media veteran with over 40 years’ experience, will lead the thrust for 1 Play Sports to deepen its roots and expand its operations in the Indian sports media market. He and his team will develop sports-related content to maximize audience reach and optimise strategic benefit to the company.
Memon has worked as a sports writer, editor and columnist with several newspapers such as Mid-Day, Bombay Times, DNA, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and Deccan Chronicle. He has also been TV commentator/analyst at various times with Star Sports and Sony Sports, apart from news channels Times Now, NewsX, and Network18.
Memon has reported live ten Cricket World Cups, over 250 Test Matches and 400 One- Day Internationals, the 1988 and 2012 Olympics, 1998 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, 1990 Asian Games, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 1991 and 1993 Wimbledon Championships among several international events. He has also authored four books on cricket and co-authored one on independent India's golden jubilee, India 50 – The Making of a Nation.
CEO & Founder of 1 Play Sports, Mohit Lalvani, expressed his delight at this association with Memon. “Ayaz’s contribution to Indian sports is gigantic, his depth of knowledge is only matched by his breadth of content understanding and I take great pleasure in welcoming him to the 1 Play Sports team. We are confident this will enable us to scale into India as we have done in Southeast Asian countries”, said Lalvani.
Play Sports began its operations in India roping in Neha S Warrier (ex-Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific) as Country Manager and since then has successfully streamed LIVE national and Asian tournaments expanding its footprint in the region. “As we expand our viewer base in India, we are delighted to welcome aboard a veteran like Memon to 1 Play Sports and gain from his vast knowledge and experience”, said Neha Warrier.