Scotland all-round cricketer Con de Lange has died at the age of 38 on Thursday, 18 April after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. The South African born player began his career in 1998 and recorded 175 first-class wickets including domestic cricket. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Today Latest Update After KKR vs KXIP, Match 46: Kings XI Punjab Move to Fourth Spot After Win Over Kolkata Knight Riders; KL Rahul Extends Lead Over Orange Cap, Mohammed Shami Grabs 2nd Spot in Purple Cap Tally
The left-arm spinner registered 21 international caps for Scotland after making his debut in a Twenty20 International against Ireland in June 2015. he was a vital part of his national side’s middle order. Lange took 24 wickets, with his best performance being the 5/60 against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh in June 2017. Following that, he played five matches against Papua New Guinea in Dubai after which he was sidelined for health reasons which was not made public at that time. Also Read - SRH vs DC 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match 47 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 7.30 PM IST October 27 Tuesday
Apart from international games, de Lange also played domestic cricket for Cape Cobras and Knights in South Africa, and Northamptonshire in England. Also Read - KKR vs KXIP 2020, IPL Today Match Report: Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami Propel Kings XI Punjab to Top Four in Points Table, Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 Wickets
In October last year, his family revealed the cricketer’s ailment and also launched a campaign to raise money for the brain tumour society.
At the time, Malcolm Cannon, Cricket Scotland CEO, said, “Con has been a superb servant to the game of cricket in Scotland and is a very popular member of the squad.
“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.”
de Lange has his wife and two children. Following the news of his demise, the cricketing fraternity extended their condolences on social media:
(With inputs from ICC)