South Australian Cricket Australia (SACA) president Ian McLachlan has made the following statement on the passing of David Hookes.

"Today is one of the saddest days in South Australian or even Australian cricket."

"Everyone at the SACA is deeply upset to hear about the passing today of David Hookes."

"David was an incredibly vibrant South Australian and as a former State captain he is one of South Australia's favourite cricketing sons."

"Not only was he a fabulous batsman, but he also was highly successful in so many facets of his life, whether as a coach or through his work in the media."

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his family at this incredibly tragic time."