The Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) on Tuesday filed a show cause notice to Pakistan ODI and T20 skipper, Shahid Afrid, for allegedly violating the central contract.
"Shahid Afridi has violated the central contract," the notice reads. "He is barred from giving any interviews to the media without prior consent of the PCB chairman," it added according to IANS report.
Afridi, had given an interview to Express TV on Sunday in which he expressed reservations over the team selection for the forthcoming series against South Africa.
"The selection committee had discussed the probables for the England tour with me, but I don't know what happened this time around", Afridi had said. "It's better to sit down and sort these issues out instead of indulging in a blame game later on," he argued in the interview.
Pakistan Cricket have already been hit by major troubles in the past few months.
Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowling duo of Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif were charged and suspended by the ICC for allegedly being involved in spot-fixing in August.
The team had to find a new captain for the Test team in the form of the previously discarded batsman Misbah-ul-Haq.