Karachi: The dispute between former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and Pakistan Cricket Board reached the courts as the Sindh High Court issued a stay order on the disciplinary proceedings against the all-rounder, who filed a petition on Tuesday.

According to details, the lawyers for Afridi have filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against the disciplinary committee formed by the board and the disciplinary proceedings against the cricketer.

"We filed a petition at the Sindh High Court against the PCB''s disciplinary committee and the punishments," one of Afridi''s lawyers Ali Zafar, said.

"The court has suspended the committee (hearings) and PCB is bound to abide by the High Court. They have been asked to appear before the High Court day after tomorrow and the punishments stand null and void as of now," he added.

The PCB has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Afridi for violating the clauses of his central contract in making a unilateral announcement to retire from international cricket and making disparaging remarks against board officials and team management.

The dispute broke out after the board removed Afridi as captain of the One-day team before the series against Ireland without giving any reason for their decision.

The board had ordered Afridi to appear before the disciplinary committee on Wednesday in Lahore but he and his lawyers have challenged the process being followed in the case against him by the board.

The PCB declined to comment on the latest development.

(Agencies)