KARACHI - Pakistans one day skipper Shahid Afridi has submitted explanation to the show cause issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board for allegedly breaching the code of conduct by making media comments on his differences with coach Waqar Younis on selection of Pakistan team in the recent ODI series in the West Indies. According to reliable information available here , the flamboyant cricketer who recently led Pakistan in World Cup has dispatched his reply to the PCB some time on Thursday. PCB had taken exception to the media comment Shahid Afridi had made on arrival home from the West Indies where allegedly the skipper and Waqar Younis had a verbal spat on selection of the team during the last two ODI against the West Indies. Media report leaked to local media from the West Indies had suggested that Shahid Afridi did not like interference of the coach in the selection of the playing eleven. He reportedly refused to lead Pakistan in the fourth ODI but was persuaded by manager to take the field. On his arrival at Karachi from the Caribbean, Shahid Afridi told the waiting media at Karachi airport about the differences between him and the coach and had said that officials of the team should remain in their own areas without interfering in the work of another. When his interview was shown on TV networks and reported in the print media, the PCB reminded Afridi that under the code of conduct, he could not make comment publicly on official issues related to the tour and thus he had breached the code of conduct. He was issued a show cause and advised to reply to it at its earliest. Afridi was quick to retract his reported comment after being told about the show cause and said he had not spoken what was reported in the media and blamed the media for creating the impression that he had criticised his coach over team selection issue. During the last fortnight the PCB has issued written or verbal warnings to the players and officials who had breached the code of conduct by discussing cricketing matters related to the PCB in the media. All those who were issued the show cause responded by submitting explanation in writing or talking to the PCB top bosses to escape disciplinary action. Rumors circulating in cricket circles indicate that the PCB had already made up its mind to exclude Shahid Afridi from the Pakistan team which will play two T20 matches in Ireland on its way home from the West Indies. His inclusion in the national team for the tour of Zimbabwe some time coming August is also doubtful. According to the procedure laid down in dealing with such cases like Shahid Afridi, the PCB would send the reply/explanation to the disciplinary committee which would discuss the issue and send its recommendations to the PCB which is the final authority to accept the suggestion of the committee or change it. Some sources close to the cricket establishment suggest that Shahid Afridi had landed himself in unnecessary trouble by making an unwanted comment directly in the media. If he had any complaints against the touring officials he could have conveyed it directly to the PCB or talked to the officials taking them into confidence. The matter would have remained confined to the PCB and would have avoided causing any embarrassment to the cricket body.