Former Sports Minister Expresses Shock At Death Of Young Cricketer

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.


  1. Can we get a truthfull medical examination or autopsy so we can seriously analize what the hell is going on with these young boys.They can be recless at times,but is this a social problem,? or is it an isolated case.Did he have alcohol in his blood,had he smoked weed,did he have drugs of any kind in his blood? We all need to know these things,most of us have young teenagers living with us.

    • No Castries fisherman this model young man would not partake of either he had a promising future and a great cricketer

      • Talk all yall want….2 yrs ago a similar incident happen a laretraite key largo and he was young and aspiring too….up to now they always place an empty bottle of rum at the incident site….he was also a young cricketer

    • This is a young christian man who was outstanding at all he did. Some of you need to be mindful of the things that you post or say. Not every young person is the same so you should stop judging. It is a shame that someone can’t pass away without people like you jumping to say maybe he was under the influence

  2. πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜₯ Chaz why how not now

  3. Hello no body posted any thing bad about the young man, It was a general question enquiry what may have gone wrong. I dare to challenge the perception because he was known as a young christian boy that he may not partake or participate.
    You people are to sensitive and defensive, we all have blood running through our veins and all able to participate, partake or fall into temptation. He who without sin cast the first stone as we all are sinners. Judge not list he miss judge.

  4. Man comon how fast you jump,Im not saying a thing.Im just asking why did this happen?.Young man,driving car,goes off the road at four o clock in the morning,crashes into a tree or post and kills himself.As a retired cop,these are the questions I ask myself.Its a shame,how we have lost some excelent young boys,great athletes with incredible potential,lately.Were is the problem? what is the cause of all this death?

  5. Disgusted try to be more rational get serious.If I was the father of this boy,I need to know with who he was till four in the morning?was they a girl?did he have any drinks? what kind of drinks,did anybody put something in his drink.I need to know,why he was speeding and lost control of his vehicle.Because as you say Disgusted,he was a loving boy,great family,every Sunday he went to church,a good sportman.But something went wrong that early morning,and a young life was lost.all the comunity is shocked by his death.Lets try to find out what happened.

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