LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board has included all-rounder Sohail Tanvir for New Zealand tour and the pacer will leave for New Zealand later on Monday night. Tanvir had initially been selected for the national squads for Twenty20 and Test matches against New Zealand for the on-going series. However, he was axed at the eleventh hour by the selection committee on fitness grounds. He had no pain, discomfort anywhere in the body but felt stiffness in his lower back and legs during the last concluded camp for which he was treated appropriately. The PCB's team comprising doctor, physio and coaches have re-evaluated his fitness, said Sohail Tanvir. The PCB team consulted the Australian doctor who performed surgery and advised 18 months rest to settle a graft, stated Sohail Tanvir. Sohail said he has been participating in Quaid-e-Azam trophy and has taken 33 wickets in five matches that proved my fitness and then he contacted Pakistan Cricket Board authorities and informed them about his fitness. After evaluating Sohail Tanvir, the PCB team is of the view that the more he plays the graft will settle and bending of the knee will improve with the passage of time. Therefore, Sohail should carry on normally in cricket and try to avoid fielding positions in circle especially that require sharp bending as his bowling and batting ability can be fully utilised without further deterioration or pain in his left knee. In view of this advice, the selection committee in consultation with Pakistan team management in New Zealand recommended that Sohail Tanvir should be sent to New Zealand immediately and now he is being sent there.