Mumbai: The Cricket Board (BCCI) on Friday condoled the death of Jaywant Lele, the diminutive former BCCI secretary during whose tenure the match-fixing scandal broke out in 2000, and who passed away at his residence in Vadodara following a massive heart attack.
"I am shocked to hear of the sad demise of Mr. Jaywant Lele. He was associated with the BCCI for nearly three decades, representing the Baroda Cricket Association," BCCI President N Srinivasan said in a statement.
"He served as Hony. Jt. Secretary and Hony. Secretary of the Board for almost a decade. He was also part of the BCCI's Umpires' Panel. We shall miss him. May his soul rest in peace," he added.