Michael Chopra to play in first ever Indian Super League

Blackpool player Michael Chopra in action during the pre season friendly match between Blackpool and Newcastle United at Bloomfield Road on July 28, 2013
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Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra confirms that he will take part in the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League.

Michael Chopra has confirmed that he will take part in the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League.

The 30-year-old will feature in the 'central international player pool' in a player draft to be held on August 21.

"I am delighted to be part of the new Indian Super League," Chopra is quoted as saying by Gulf News.

"It's an exciting time for Indian football and an honour for me to be involved in this new era."

Chopra, who is of Indian origin, has played for Newcastle United, Sunderland, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Blackpool and has spent loan spells at Watford, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley.

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