Matthew Hobden death to be investigated by police

Matthew Hobden had been earmarked to represent England

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The death of a promising young Sussex cricketer is to be investigated by police, it has been reported.

Sussex County Cricket Club announced the death of Matthew Hobden, at the age of 22, yesterday. 

Hobden was found dead in a property near the town of Forres on the Moray coast on Saturday, a Police Scotland spokesman was reported as saying by the BBC.

His death is currently being treated as "unexplained" and there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances, the spokesman added. A report on the case will be sent to the procurator fiscal, Scotland's public prosecutor.

In honour of Hobden, England cricketers wore black armbands on day two of the second Test against South Africa on Saturday.

He had previously been earmarked to play for his country, with his club describing him as an "exciting young cricketer with a big future ahead of him in the game."

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also commented on Hobden's death, saying they were "sad" to hear the news and adding: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."