The Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association, at a meeting held here on Sunday, paid glowing tributes to former Andhra Ranji captain D.G.C.A. Varma and former player G. Ramamurthy, who both passed away recently.

Both were gentlemen cricketers, forthright and men with conviction, said VDCA secretary K. Parthasaradhi.

Ramamurthy was a batsman with sound technique and Varma was a genuine pace bowler and all-rounder. He should have donned Indian colours along with many others, vice-president P.R. Narayanaswami said.