Is there something shady about the Miraz controversy?

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Is there something shady about the Miraz controversy?

Is there something shady about the Miraz controversy?
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) caravan will return to Dhaka following an action-packed Chattogram leg, which saw everything from hometown favourite Tamim Iqbal announcing his desire to extend his self-imposed T20I ban for another six months to regaining his T20 form in style.

The Chattogram leg got off to the greatest possible start, with Tamim cancelling out Lendl Simmons' century with a stunning unbeaten 111, the left-second hander's BPL tonne, to help Minister Group Dhaka beat Sylhet Sunrisers by nine wickets in the second match of the day.

It was enjoyable to see the southpaw batsman prance down the wicket and hit a flighted delivery through mid-on for a boundary to bring up his 50 before hammering one past the long-off defender to reach his fourth T20 century.

Bangladesh's ODI captain finished his home tour with a vital 46-run knock and plenty of signature gifts for the supporters. He sprinted down the field and smashed a flighted delivery outside off away over the far-off fence with his foot, indicating that he had a lot to say in the game's shortest format.

Iqbal is batting brilliantly, according to Dhaka captain Mahmudullah Riyad. He commented that Iqbal's batting appears to be effortless and he is someone they can rely on.

Mahmudullah's unbeaten 70 not only ended Comilla Victorians' winning streak and gave him a career-high score, but it also helped him reach individual milestones of 5000 T20 runs and 2000 BPL runs in Chattogram, which saw high-scoring matches.

Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, a 20-year-old left-arm pacer, scored the first hat trick of the tournament at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Mrittunjoy had a spectacular BPL debut for Chattogram Challengers by being only the sixth bowler in the tournament's history to bowl a hattrick. He became the third Bangladeshi to score a hattrick in the BPL, joining the likes of Mohammad Sami, Al-Amin Hossain, Aliss Al Islam, Wahab Riaz, and Andre Russell on the list.

Did a single off-field incident involving Mehedi Hasan Miraz, however, eclipse all of these on-field controversies?

While there was news of a financial dispute between Sylhet Sunrisers and Taskin Ahmed being resolved, Miraz made headlines for his reaction after Chattogram Challengers sacked him of his captaincy.

The 24-year-old was the captain of Chattogram for the first four games until being replaced by Naeem just hours before the fifth game against Sylhet Sunrisers.

The next day, with the all-rounder on the verge of departing Chattogram Challengers, drama ensued.

After Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) governing council member secretary Ismail Haider Mollick pledged to investigate the incident between Miraz and his franchise, the matter was finally resolved, but not before Miraz raised numerous problems with the media.

Because it's the BPL, and many instances like a captain change have been scrutinised, whispers persist: was there something shady about the Miraz controversy?