LAHORE - Pakistan's already depleted bowling attack suffered a further blow on Wednesday when left-arm paceman Sohail Tanveer was ruled out of the World Cup because of a knee injury. "The PCB medical team comprising Faisal Hayat, Dr Sohail Salim and Dr Riaz Ahmed discussed the fitness matters of Sohail Tanvir in the light of input received from the team management after return of the team from New Zealand. The panel opined that though the recovery from a knee operation was good, during the tour it was observed that quick movements and pickup with weight particularly on the operated knee is hindering his mobility and requires him to take a few extra steps to balance himself before throwing," the PCB said in a statement. Keeping in view the medical team's recommendation, the PCB, in consultation with Chairman National Selection Committee Mohsin Hasan Khan, sent Junaid Khan's name to the ICC's technical committee for approval as replacement for Sohail Tanvir. The ICC has approved this request. Junaid Khan, 21, started with the under-19s alongside promising teenage quick Aamir, who was this week handed a five-year ban from cricket for spot-fixing. It is Junaid's first call-up to the senior squad, earned with an impressive haul of 167 wickets in just 35 first-class matches. Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam said there could be no place for any half-fit player. "We don't want to take any player who is not fully fit so we had to take this decision. Junaid can bowl fast and can surprise other teams if he gets to play matches," Alam said.