The controversy surrounding Mehidy Hasan Miraz and BPL franchises Chattogram Challengers has finally come to a close. He was removed as captain ahead of the side’s fifth game in the ongoing BPL season against Sylhet Sunrisers. Mehidy was all set to leave the camp after his removal as captain. He also cited that franchise’s CEO, Yasir Alam, was the ‘biggest culprit’ behind the debacle.
However, now a BPL official has confirmed that the matter between both parties has been resolved. The BPL governing council called up Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Chattogram Challengers team owner Rifat Uzzaman for a statement in the presence of Chief Operating Officer, Syed Easir Alam.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz And Chattogram Challengers Franchise Admitted Their Mistake: BPL Governing Council
“We decided to speak to Miraz and the Challengers’ officials to find out the reasons for their reactions in public which gave birth to unwarranted speculations. Both the player and the franchise officials admitted that they had acted unreasonably without considering the consequences. It was a case of miscommunication that should have been settled amicably within the team. They have expressed their regret for allowing the situation to escalate and accepted responsibility for causing embarrassment to the board and the tournament,” BPL governing council member, secretary Ismail Haider Mallick, said in a statement on Friday.
“After meeting the player and officials, the board is satisfied that this was an internal management issue of the Chattogram Challengers which has since been resolved. We also understand that the decision to replace Miraz as captain, which apparently triggered the misunderstanding, was communicated to the player by the management well in advance of the team’s ensuing match,” he further said.
Earlier Hasan threatened to return back to Dhaka and never lead the franchise again after he was removed as captain. The franchise however managed to convince the Bangladesh international cricketer to continue playing. The franchise is currently placed fifth on the points table having won just three games from 8 matches.