After having the worst season in Caribbean Premier League history, information reaching St. Lucia Sports Online about the business activities of the Stars owners in St. Lucia, is nothing short of unsavoury. According to sources, the franchise owners have not paid multiple small business owners on the island for their services. According to one reliable source, the franchise owners “up and left and promised to settle one of their contracts no later than August 5th 2017.” To date, none of the relevant franchise owners can be contacted by telephone or email more than a month later.
Another source has also indicated that, the franchise owners have avoided meeting their obligations after promising to do so with local musical artists. St. Lucia’s very best soca artists performed on multiple nights at the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds.
As a result, a class action suit is said to be the course of action being considered by the individuals affected. Speculation is rife, that the dismissal of Daren Sammy at the helm of the team was another indication that the franchise would not be returning to St. Lucia next year. The team made the move towards the end of the season and saw no tangible difference in performance, as the St. Lucia Stars became the first CPL team to play an entire season without a win. For those affected, the belief is since the franchise may not come back, they are less than likely to settle their payments. Most involved simply want a phone call or an explanation as to when they will be paid.