LAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was forced to drop uncapped pacer Aizaz Cheema from the West Indies tour just a day after he was named in the 16-member squad as he failed to recover from a thigh injury. "Cheema has been declared unfit for cricketing activities by the board doctors," a board spokesman said. Cheema was declared unfit for the one-day and Twenty20 series after he failed a fitness test conducted at the National Cricket Academy yesterday. "He has a thigh muscular problem and is struggling for 100 per cent fitness," the spokesman said. Cheema has been replaced by 21-year-old Sadaf Hussain, a left-arm pacer from Rawlapindi who finished as the top wicket-taker in the domestic season. He has taken a whopping 90 wickets in just 18 matches. The national selectors have come under fire since announcing the squad for the West Indies tour. Former players and critics have questioned the logic of including 31-year old Cheema, wicketkeeper Salman who is 29 years and recalling opener Taufeeq Umar to the one-day squad and dropping some senior players. But selectors insisted that it was a wrong impression that the seniors had been dropped. "Let me make it clear they have not been dropped they have been given a rest because they are mentally and physically exhausted after non-stop cricket," Mohsin said Medics previously overruled Pakistan's selection committee on the choice of another fast bowler, Sohail Tanveer, for a tour of New Zealandin January. The team leaves Pakistan on April 14 and plays the Twenty20 in St Lucia on April 21. They will also play two Tests on the Caribbean tour. The Pakistan selectors have included four uncapped players in a new-look side for the West Indies tour. The squad includes five players yet to play for the senior team including wicketkeeper M Salman, batsman Usman Salahuddin, all-rounder Hammad Azam and pacers Sadaf and Junaid Khan.