LONDON: Scottish cricket was in mourning on Friday following the death of former national team captain Con De Lange at the age of 38 following a lengthy illness.

South Africa-born all-rounder De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.

“Con’s death at such an early age is a tragedy,” said Cricket Scotland chairman Tony Brian.

De Lange started his career in South Africa, playing for the Knights and Free State and had two years with Northampt­onshire before representing Scotland.

At international level, he captained Scotland to their first 50-over victory over a International Cricket Council full member and hit the winning runs as Scotland chased down 287 against Sri Lanka in May 2017.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2019