Paddy Upton opens up on his sex dossier to MS Dhoni-led Team India in 2009

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 0

Paddy Upton, the former mental conditioning coach of Indian cricket team, has opened up in his book ‘The Barefoot Coach’ about the controversial sex dossier that happened back in 2009.

Upton was at the centre of controversy for allegedly asking Team India to have sex before Champions Trophy matches to boost their on-field performances, an advice he now calls his biggest professional mistake.

The 50-year-old, however, insists he was just sharing the information and not asking the players to indulge in any sexual activity.

“I wasn’t telling the players to do anything. I was sharing information,” Upton was quoted as saying. “And what was taken out of context in the media was the jokes that I told them; I wasn’t suggesting players do that.

“That was just the jokes and tongue-in-cheeks mistakes that I made. It certainly wasn’t instructions or suggestions to players. But, yes, I made the mistake, as I mentioned in the book, easily my biggest professional error.”

The controversy erupted during Upton’s fellow South African Gary Kirsten’s tenure as team’s head coach.

While Kirsten blatantly denied being a part of the plan, the then captain MS Dhoni said ‘no comments’ when questioned about it.

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