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Pune Warriors sign Michael Clarke for IPL-V

Maharashtra,Sports, Wed, 28 Mar 2012 IANS

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke has signed-up with Pune Warriors India for his debut season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), replacing marquee player Yuvraj Singh in the side.


Clarke, however, will only be available after Australia's tour of the West Indies ending April 27. The fifth edition of IPL runs from April 5 to May 27.


"We are thrilled to have Michael Clarke on board. The reigning Australian skipper is one of the world's best cricketers. His presence in the side, and cricketing proficiency, will boost our prospects in the competition," said Sushanto Roy, managing director Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd.


Clarke's presence will boost the batting of the Sourav Ganguly led unit after Yuvraj was ruled out for the tournament owing to his recovery from lung cancer.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had specially allowed Warriors to buy a foreign player to bolster the side in Yuvraj's absence.


"Clarke was exceptional in the recent Test series against India, as batsman and captain. He is a very popular cricketer in India, and followers of the sport are eagerly looking forward to his participation," said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.


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