A foundation Star, Faulkner’s request to be released from his contract was allowed by the Stars, giving him the opportunity to play all his domestic cricket in Tasmania.
Over his seven years at the Stars, Faulkner played 45 matches, scoring 531 runs and taking 44 wickets.
His most memorable performance came in BBL|04 when he steered the Stars to victory over the Sydney Sixers in a Super Over at the MCG.
“We thank James for his service to the Melbourne Stars. He has been a fantastic ambassador for the Club on and off the field over the past seven seasons,” Melbourne Stars Chief Executive Officer Clint Cooper said.
“We hope to see James back playing his best cricket, and a regular in the national side, in the near future.”