Sohail Tanvir out of World Cup squad due to ...

Sohail Tanvir out of World Cup squad due to injury replace Junaid Khan

Tags: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir, Team Squad

Published on: Feb 10, 2011

Pakistan paceman Sohail Tanvir, who was pulled out of the World Cup squad due to an injury, insisted on Thursday he was fit.

Pakistan paceman Sohail Tanvir, who was pulled out of the World Cup squad due to an injury, insisted on Thursday he was fit.

Tanvir, who was said to be suffering from a knee injury, was deemed unfit by the Pakistan Cricket Board's medical team on Wednesday and replaced by left-arm paceman Junaid Khan.

Tanvir said: "It is hugely disappointing to be dropped from a major event like the World Cup at the last moment. I don't know why they dropped me and the selectors should tell me the reason because I was fit and getting better in bowling and fielding."

The 26-year-old had played in five of the six matches in the recent series against New Zealand before being dropped.

But the PCB have justified their decision saying that the medical panel had ruled that Tanvir was not 100% fit to play.

"He still requires time to make a complete recovery from his knee problem for which he had an operation sometime back," the PCB said in a statement.

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