Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is confident that its legal team has a strong case against the former One-day captain Shahid Afridi.

The Board is also expecting that the Sindh High Court would vacate the stay order on the disciplinary proceedings against the allrounder.

The legal team of the board will appear before a bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Musheer Alam today and will hear the arguments of the PCB against the petition filed by Afridi, challenging the disciplinary committee of the board and its proceedings.

"We have a strong case legally and we will challenge the petition on grounds of jurisdiction," PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi said.

The board is expecting to see a huge media at the hearing and also the supporters of Afridi to show up in large numbers to support him.

"The biggest thing going against Afridi is that in 2010 he submitted to the same disciplinary procedure that is being applied now by the board. So how can he challenge the procedure now," a source in the board, said.

The source also disclosed that the legal team would be submitting reports of managers and coaches on Afridi of various tours of the Pakistan team in the last few years.

"The purpose of submitting these reports is to convince the honourable court that Afridi has always been somewhat of a loose cannon and prone to disciplinary problems and outbursts in the media," the source said.

(Agencies)