CPL 2019: St Lucia Stars reaches useless finish of their league sojourn


The Stars have been captained by Kieron Pollard final season and one place above the final spot.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard of St Lucia Stars. (Picture by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Photographs)

St Lucia Stars will not be a participant within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The event got here to the fore after an settlement between the CPL and the Royal Sports activities Membership, LLC, which is an entity that operates the franchise. The upcoming version of the CPL is scheduled to get underway on September four and the Royal Sports activities Membership not holds the best to function a workforce.

The Stars completed sixth within the factors desk within the erstwhile season, successful solely three out of their 10 matches. The workforce was being led by Kieron Pollard, who had moved from the Barbados Tridents. Pollard changed Darren Sammy because the Stars’ skipper, however he couldn’t change the fortunes of the franchise. The CPL put forth the information of the St Lucia’s scrapping by means of a media assertion.

“CPL Restricted is within the course of of building and working a brand new franchise to be primarily based in St Lucia that may take part within the 2019 Caribbean Premier League,” CPL was quoted as saying. The discharge additionally added that extra details about the brand new entity will likely be communicated sooner or later.

Not an awesome journey for St Lucia Stars

Stars have been one of many unique groups established within the inaugural season again in 2013. Earlier, St Lucia have been referred to as the Zouks. Nonetheless, in 2017, it was re-branded to the St Lucia Stars. Sammy, who had gained a few World T20 titles for the West Indies, couldn’t dwell as much as expectations. Therefore, he was changed because the captain, although he was part of the squad final season.

St Lucia largely completed fifth or sixth within the T20 league. 2016 noticed them qualify for the playoffs the one time, however they misplaced to the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) within the second playoff sport in St Kitts. So far as Pollard is anxious, he would now be enjoying for the Knights within the upcoming season.

Final 12 months, the TKR grew to become the primary workforce to get their fingers on the CPL trophy as many as twice in consecutive seasons beneath the management of Dwayne Bravo. In the meanwhile, it could be attention-grabbing to see if the event authorities convey a brand new workforce in such a brief span of time.

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