St Lucia Zouks replaces Stars Franchise

The St Lucian franchise in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will return to its roots, after an announcement was made that the team will take on its former name, the St. Lucia Zouks.

Zouks shots The St Lucia Zouks will replace the St Lucia Stars for the 2019 CPL season following the recent termination of the participation agreement with the company operating the Stars franchise. The Zouks will be playing matches in St Lucia and across the Caribbean in this year’s CPL which takes place from 4 September to 12 October.
The Zouks was the name of the St Lucia franchise when it was founded in 2013 and it still resonates with cricket fans around the world. St Lucia is one of four islands in the Caribbean known for its zouk music, making it the perfect name for the St Lucian team. The logo is a colourful mixture of blues and yellows with a flame symbol that is derived from the national coat of arms, representing a desire to win.
The Zouks will be playing 10 group games during the tournament, starting with a match against Guyana Amazon Warriors in Guyana on September 5. They will visit Trinidad for a game against Trinbago Knight Riders on September 8, Jamaica for the game against the Tallawahs on September 12 and St Kitts to play the Patriots on September 17. They will then play five matches at home between September 20 and September 27. Their final group game will see them taking on Barbados Tridents on September 29.
The Royal Sports Club, LLC were the previous owners of the St. Lucia franchise from the 2017 season, up until CPL Limited announced last week that the contract between the two was terminated.