Noted cricket journalist Ayaz Memon has quit DNA newspaper, where he has been working since 2005. He was editor-at-large at the paper run by a JV between Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group and the Dainik Bhaskar Group. Memon has been part of the senior leadership of the paper since its launch, writes a weekly column for the paper, and is easily one of the most recognized bylines in the daily’s ranks.
Memon confirmed the development, but declined to comment further.
Prior to joining DNA, he worked for five years at The Times of India as national sports editor and the editor of Bombay Times, the daily’s city-focussed lifestyle and entertainment supplement. Prior to that Memon worked at Mid-Day for 19 years in two stints and rose to become the editor of the tabloid. He also worked at Independent.
Memon, a regular TV commentator on cricket, is well known in Mumbai’s sports and entertainment circles.
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