Jisan, you have already confirmed that the issue is fixed: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=66368#p340860
I doubt that there was a change regarding this from 1497.
I guess that the Played# values are just affected from the past times when the issue occured. i.e. if you edit the Played# values (set them to zero) then i guess that the issue does't occur. Can you confirm?
1. Delete all affected tracks from the device
2. Select them all in MediaMonkey and right click -> Properties
3. Set Play counter field to zero
4. Sync them to the device