Kent have secured Makhaya Ntini as their first overseas player of the summer.
The South Africa seam bowler has signed a five-week deal and will stay at St Lawrence until late May, when Sri Lankan spinner Malinga Bandara arrives to replace him.
The 32-year-old - who played for Warwickshire in 2005 - will arrive in the country on Monday and will make his Kent debut in the club's LV= County Championship Division One match at Lancashire, which starts the next day.
Kent team director Paul Farbrace said: "I'm delighted to sign Makhaya. He's got a fantastic record and is a proven Test match seam bowler.
"He has got a tremendous work ethic and is a similar character to Stuart Clark. He will be a great asset to the dressing room and everyone is excited by his arrival."
Kent's chief executive officer Jamie Clifford added: "While it was disappointing to learn that Stuart wasn't coming because of injury, it is fantastic that we have now been able to secure the services of another true world-class bowler.
"Paul has been working very hard on trying to bring someone of undoubted quality to the club and that effort and dedication has now paid off. Like our supporters, I look forward to seeing Makhaya star in a Kent shirt."