Scotland Cricketer Con de Lange was battling with a brain tumour for long, died today morning at the age of 38-years, confirmed the Twitter post by Cricket Scotland. The post reads, “It is with great sadness that Cricket Scotland shares the news that Con de Lange passed away on Thursday. A great servant to Scotland and the game of cricket, our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.” the all-rounder was born in South Africa and went to play 21 international matches for Scotland.
In June 2015, Con made his debut in T20I Ireland. He was a significant part of Scotland’s middle order and it was his career’s best bowling figures to 5/60 against Zimbabwe, which offered Scotland it is first ever ODI win.
After which, Con featured in 5 matches before being sidelined due to health-related issues at the end of 2017. Later, Con was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
In October 2018, his family disclosed the news public and introduced a campaign to collect money for the Brain Tumour Charity.
The Chairperson of Cricket Scotland, Tony Brian has expressed grief at his death.
Tony was quoted saying, “Con’s death at such an early age is a tragedy. He was a great servant to cricket in Scotland as well as South Africa and elsewhere, not just in the national team but also at regional and club level with his infectious and inspirational commitment, both as a player and coach.”
“But above all, we will remember Con the man – competitive, committed and the ultimate team player, someone with unshakeable principles and integrity. He will be greatly missed and very fondly remembered by many throughout the world of cricket,” added Tony Brian.
Con de Lange is survived by his wife Claire and two children, Daisy and Rory.