The Pakistan Cricket Board has sacked the national cricket team's coach Geoff Lawson here on Friday. The former Australian pace-man had assumed the position of coach just 15 months before, the board's spokesman said. "Geoff Lawson has been sacked. He has been given three months' severance pay," PCB spokesman Raza Rashid told media. The move comes just three days after new PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said that Lawson's contract would not be renewed next year, on the grounds that Pakistan had "no utility" for him. The 50-year-old Lawson was appointed Pakistan coach in July last year after Pakistan's first-round defeat in the World Cup in the Caribbean in March.