Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange dies at 38

Con de Lange,Scotland Cricket Team,de Lange

Con de Lange,Scotland Cricket Team,de Lange

The all-rounder played 13 ODIs and 8 T20Is for Scotland since making his global debut in 2015. He took five wickets as Scotland recorded their first one-day worldwide triumph against a full member when they beat Zimbabwe later that year.

The Professional Cricketers Association confirmed that the left-arm spinner, who played 13 ODIs and eight T20 internationals for his country, had tragically died on Thursday.

He represented Boland and Cape Cobras in the South African domestic competitions and after picking 175 first-class wickets, signed for the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club for 2 years in 2012.de Lange later made his T20I debut for Scotland in 2015 against Ireland and later made his ODI debut in July 2016 against Afghanistan.

Cape Town - South African-born Scotland cricketer Con de Lange has passed away at the age of 38.

Sport24 reported in 2018 that De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour. "We are now delighted to help the cause by spreading the word throughout the broader cricketing family both at home and overseas and we know there will be an overwhelming level of support from this close-knit community", Cannon had said.

Tributes also flowed from former teammates and opponents in the United Kingdom, where de Lange played for two seasons with Northamptonshire in the County Championship.

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Tributes flowed from the cricket world, including some of the world's biggest names in the game.

South Africa's greatest fast bowler Allan Donald, now Kent's bowling coach, tweeted: "Gutted to hear that Con De Lange has passed away this morning".

"Everyone at NCCC sends sincerest condolences to his family and friends at his hugely sad time".

Current Proteas player JP Duminy said: "Truly a champion of a man". Honored to have shared many memories with you. Blessed to have had him in my life and thoughts are with his lovely family at such a sad time!

Graeme Smith, former SA skipper, said: "So sad, hard to comprehend... Best wishes to the De Lange family".

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