The Andhra Cricket Association and the Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association mourned former secretary of BCCI J.Y. Lele, who died in Baroda on Thursday night. He was joint secretary of BCCI and Jagmohan Dalmia was secretary when the board’s working committee meeting was held here during 1996, he favourably considered release of funds for the ACA-VDCA stadium in the city, recalled ACA president D.V. Subba Rao and vice-president of VDCA P.R. Narayanaswami, who was then coordinator of the stadium construction committee. This funding helped in speeding up construction of the stadium.

Vice-presidents of ACA D.V.S.S. Somayajulu and G.J.J. Raju and president P. Vishnukumar Raju and other office-bearers of VDCA condoled Lele’s death.