Cricket world rocked by death of former Scotland captain Con De Lange

Former Scotland captain Con De Lange has died at the age of 38 after a long battle with illness, Cricket Scotland has confirmed.

De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour 16 months ago after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.

The former Northamptonshire allrounder is survived by his wife Claire and their two children, Daisy and Rory.

De Lange began his cricket career in his native South Africa in 1998, playing for Knights and Free State and had two years with Northants before playing for Ferguslie and Clydesdale in Scotland.

He captained Scotland to their first 50-over victory over an ICC full member in May 2017, hitting the winning runs as his side chased down 287 against Sri Lanka.

Tributes poured in from Scottish teammates and South African cricketers alike:

with AAP