Punjab sign Ryan McLaren

South Africa allrounder Ryan McLaren has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2011. Punjab were seeking replacements following injuries to Stuart Broad and Dmitri Mascarenhas, and have settled on McLaren.

McLaren's IPL assignments made him unavailable for South Africa A's matches against Bangladesh A next month. Andrew Birch of the Warriors and Kyle Abbott of the Dolphins were called up to the South Africa A squad as replacements. Birch will take his place in the four-day squad and Abbott will play in the one-day matches.

McLaren was with Mumbai Indians in the two previous editions of the IPL.