Sachin Tendulkar-Owned Indian Super League Team Picks Ex-EPL Striker Michael Chopra

Michael Chopra, who has also played for a host of other Premier League clubs, was the only English player in the Indian Super League draft, which was held at a Mumbai hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea.

updated: August 21, 2014 13:40 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar is co-owner of the Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.


Mumbai: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.

A total of 49 foreign players will be drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run from October to December. Seven players have been directly recruited by the teams.

"When the drafts came up, the first name that caught our attention was that of Chopra," former England goalkeeper David James, marquee player and manager of the Kerala team, told reporters.

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