Indian Premier League buys St. Lucia Zouks

Former West Indies Captain Darren Sammy .
Associated Press/ Rob Griffith

The St. Lucia Zouks have been sold to the consortium that owns Kings X1 Punjab of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Zouks team, which is based at the Darren Sammy International Cricket Ground, has been part of the CPL since the league’s inception, making the playoffs during the 2016 season.

Last year, the Zouks team featured Darren Sammy, Fawad Ahmed, Rahakeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin de Grandhomme and Thisara Perera.

CPL CEO Pete Russell said during the 2019 tournament the CPL made a positive economic impact of US$13,670,260 in St. Lucia and this new ownership group will be working hard to see this figure increase.

According to a release from the organizers, Caribbean Premier League (CPL), “K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited are the acknowledgeable owners who have a track record of success on and off the field in major events. They will bring a huge amount of experience to the tournament and to the St. Lucian team.”

Speaking about the purchase of the St. Lucia Zouks, Mohit Burman of K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited said: “we are excited at the opportunity to invest in one of the most exciting sporting tournaments in the world and we have been impressed by the vibrancy of CPL over the last seven years. We visualize taking the franchise to the next level and showcasing St. Lucia in the best possible light over the coming years.”

St. Lucia Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has welcomed the new owners of the St. Lucia Zouks saying he hopes that their new energy and drive will inspire the team to excel.

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