St Lucia Stars will no longer be participating in the upcoming CPL edition. Getty

St Lucia Stars will no longer be participating in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 after CPL Limited terminated the participation agreement with Royal Sports Club, LLC, the entity that operates the franchise, it was announced on Saturday.

Consequently, Royal Sports Club no longer holds the right to operate a team to compete in CPL this season, beginning September 4.

"CPL Limited is in the process of establishing and operating a new franchise to be based in St Lucia that will participate in the 2019 Caribbean Premier League," CPL said in a media release, adding that more information about the new entity will be communicated in due course.

Formerly known as St Lucia Zouks and re-branded in 2017, Stars were one of the original six teams established in the inaugural season in 2013. The team was led by two-time ICC World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy but has never gone on to lift the CPL trophy.