Import midi file changed channel

I had some old projects from cakewalk by bandlab. I exported as midi file, and then imported to cubase 11pro. I then found that all tracks played properly except the Kontakt tracks, It took me some time to notice that on import, those tracks defaulted to midi channel 2 on import of midi file. Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Any idea why? Just giving a headsup if you notice no imput from your midi kybd controller on kontakt after import. May save someone else some time and frustation.