KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered status quo against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s disciplinary committee from holding disciplinary committee hearing against former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi for allegedly violating the code of conduct. The court issued directive to the PCB to submit explanation on June 9. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi summoned the respondents on a constitutional petition filed by former all-rounder against sanctions imposed on him by the PCB from taking part in the professional cricketing event at abroad. Earlier, the court heard the petitioner's counsels who pleaded to set aside the PCB's decision to restrain the petitioner from playing county cricket through revoking his No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in England. Challenging the PCB's decision regarding imposition of ban and taking disciplinary action, the former captain approached the court through his panel of lawyers including, Mehmood Mandiwala, Ali Zafar and Naveedul Haq against the PCB's proceedings for his allegedly violation of code of conduct. The petitioner's counsel termed the disciplinary actions and show-cause notices issued by the PCB as illegal, and pleaded to restrain the board to do so. Besides, the petitioner also submitted a plea for an urgent hearing of his petition which was granted by the court, on which the division bench conducted hearing on the chamber. Expressing dissatisfaction on the members of the PCB's disciplinary committee, the petition submitted that the committee had been formed with mala fide intention. The disciplinary committee was due to meet on Wednesday to record Afridi's statement. Afridi submitted that ban on his playing cricket should be lifted. It has also been stated that Afridi would not appear before the disciplinary committee till the disposal of the petition. The petitioner submitted that PCB had summoned him to appear before a three-man disciplinary committee for breaching its code of conduct. The court, after hearing the preliminary arguments, stopped the country's cricket governing body from holding disciplinary committee meeting against the petitioner and summoned the representatives of the cricket board in the next hearing. Chairman PCB and federal sport secretary were cited as respondents in the petition. The petitioner pleaded that the PCB's decision regarding imposing of ban on him and revoking his no-objection certificate (NOC) be nullified, and restrain the board from taking other disciplinary actions. On the other side, the Afridi avoided to comment on this petition and said that the matter was in the court, so that he could not comment on it, however, his counsel Mahmood Mandviwala Advocate told the media representatives that his client has decided to move to the SHC against the sanctions and has appealed for a stay order against the punishments against him. Meanwhile, PCB said it would respect courts decision. "We respect court's decision," PCB said in a short statement. The 31-year-old former one-day captain is the latest in a series of Pakistani cricketers to launch legal battles against the country's cricket authorities. The last was paceman Shoaib Akhtar, whose appeal against sanctions imposed in 2008 for publicly criticising the PCB is still pending in court in the eastern city of Lahore. Afridi's petition was filed after Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and manager Intikhab Alam described him as "immature and unwilling to listen" in tour reports leaked to the media on Tuesday. "As captain I feel he is still very immature, has poor discipline, lacks game plan and is unwilling to listen to others' opinion or advice," wrote Waqar of the West Indies tour where Afridi led the team to a 3-2 win in May. It was Afridi's public criticism of Waqar last month over "undue meddling" in team selection, which forced the PCB to serve him with a show-cause notice and then dump him as captain. In his report, Waqar said coaching staff had failed to improve Afridi's behaviour, saying that "sometimes his volatile and immature nature have proved detrimental and led to unfortunate outcome of the game losses". Waqar said Afridi created a fuss during the fourth and fifth one-day match on the West Indies tour. "Afridi came into the meetings with a decisive mindset and was refusing to discuss the playing 11 options for the team and behaved very inappropriately and walked out of the meeting," wrote Waqar in his report. "Afridi's attitude and unwillingness to sort out matters led to a very uncomfortable dressing room environment which affected the players' performance, resulting in the last two losses of the series." Alam said.