Chattogram Challengers convince Mehidy to stay on, but the player refuses captaincy

Chattogram Challengers have managed to convince Mehidy Hasan to stay back and continue his participation in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.

It was earlier reported that Mehidy was all set to return to Dhaka, citing ‘personal reasons’ a day after he was abruptly removed from captaincy. However, a lot of drama unfolded since then at the Hotel Peninsula, where Challengers are staying during the Chattogram phase of the tournament.

Mehidy held two press conferences within four hours that saw him change his stance after team owner MD Dato KM Rifatuzzaman’s intervention.

The allrounder had also let his frustration out in the media, stating that he is not willing to play for Challengers anymore if the team’s chief operating officer Yasir Ali is around.

However, Mehidy was soon approached by the Challengers’ logistic manager and taken to a meeting that went past the allrounder’s departure time of 5:30 pm (local). Team owner Rifatuzzaman came down to the hotel lobby, following a lengthy discussion, along with Mehidy, where he revealed about the truce between the two parties.

Mehidy, however, has further added that while he’s willing to continue playing, he won’t take up captaincy again.