first_imgSona claims that the incident related to physical Sona claims that the incident related to physical intimacy between an Indian player with another woman during one of the teams foreign tours was a true one. “We were on the tour of Bangladesh, a girl of our age spent lot of time with one of the sponsors daughter. We spent about 15 days there and kept meeting sponsors. A player of our team and that daughter of the sponsor developed a close friendship. “I dont know what to name that or how to describe that. In my understanding it was love. That way it unfolded before me, I had somehow accepted it but it was difficult to explain or expect that others would understand it without judging,” she writes in the book. Writing about another incident related to sexual exploitation of a footballer from Himachal Pradesh during National Games in Pune, Sona has written how the Secretary of state team “called the player on the pretext of a press conference and sexually exploited her”. When fellow players asked the victim to lodge a police complaint, she refused, fearing it may end her career as her parents will never allow her to play the game again. It has also been claimed in the book that the manager of the team would travel with two girls, who were not officials, during tours. PTI AT PM MRMlast_img read more