Lele, 75, passed away in Baroda at his residence following a cardiac arrest on Thursday night (September 19).
"I am shocked to hear of the sad demise of Mr. Jaywant Lele," said BCCI president N Srinivasan in a media statement on Friday.
"He was associated with the BCCI for nearly three decades, representing the Baroda Cricket Association. 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.