Karachi (Agencies): Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir was declared unfit by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday and was subsequently dropped from World Cup squad.

"The medical panel thinks that though the recovery was good, it still thought Tanvir needs time to get fully fit before competing at international level," the PCB said in a statement.

Young left-armer Junaid Khan, 21, will take Tanvir’s place in the squad. Junaid started with the Under-19s alongside promising quicky Mohammad Aamer who has been banned by ICC for five years due to involvement in spot-fixing.

Khan has impressed the selectors with an outstanding domestic season amassing 167 wickets in just 35 first-class matches.

However, Tanvir was disappointed with the decision, saying he is fully fit and prepared for cricket`s showpiece event.

Tnavir made a comeback to Pak national team for the tour of New Zealand after recovering from a chronic knee injury, which kept him in out of the national side for two years.

Pakistan play their first match of the World Cup on February 23, against Kenya, while they face Bangladesh on February 15 in a warm-up match in Mirpur.