25 Oct 2008

Pakistan cricket dismisses Lawson

11:43 am on 25 October 2008

Australian Geoff Lawson has been dismissed as Pakistan's cricket coach.

The country's board says the former Test bowler has been released from his contract and given three months' pay as compensation.

Lawson was appointed in August 2007 after the death of Bob Woolmer during the World Cup.

His two-year contract was due to end in 2009.