Former Saint Lucia Youth and Sports Minister Shawn Edward has expressed shock at the death of young cricketer, Dhanraj Cepal.
Cepal died in a road accident Saturday morning.
Emergency officials said the vehicle in which he was the sole occupant slammed into a utility pole at Union during the wee hours of the morning.
“I am still in shock learning of the vehicular accident that claimed the life of Saint Lucia and Windward Islands youth cricketer Chaz Cepal,” Shawn Edward wrote on the official Facebook page of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
“I knew him well as both he and my son were part of the national youth cricket setup. His father is a friend of the Mabouya Valley having served as principal of the Richfond Combined and Grand Riviere Secondary School respectively,” the former Minister noted.
“May the Lord comfort the Cepal family and the hundreds of friends Chaz would have made prior to his untimely passing. Gone too soon young man,” the Dennery North MP stated.