Pak will miss Inzy’

NEW DELHI: Pakistan will miss retired captain Inzamam-ul Haq in upcoming clashes with India, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Thursday. “Inzamam is the Sachin Tendulkar of Pakistan and his decision to retire from international cricket recently will definitely be an advantage for India,” Harbhajan told the Hindustan Times. Harbhajan said he looked forward to renewing battle with Pakistan, who tour India from November 1 for five one-day internationals and three Test matches. — AFP

Toerum quits job

TRONDHEIM: Knut Toerum quit as coach of Rosenborg on Thursday, two days after leading his team to a 2-0 win over Valencia in the Champions League. Rosenborg is second in Group B with four points, three behind leader Chelsea. But the team is just sixth in the 14-team Norwegian league after winning the title for the past 14 years. In a joint statement, Rosenborg and Toerum said he was stepping down by mutual consent. He will be replaced by assistant coach Trond Henriksen for the rest of this season. — AP

Delgado denies report

QUITO: Ecuadorean striker Augustin Delgado on Wednesday ruled out returning to the national team for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but said he may return in the future. Last month, the 33-year-old forward announced his retirement from the national team, but many have been clamoring for his return after Ecuador was shut out in its first two 2010 World Cup qualifying matches. Venezuela beat Ecuador 1-0 in Quito, and Brazil topped Ecuador 5-0 in Sao Paulo last week. — AP