Colombo: Sri Lanka coach Stuart Law has said that India needs to be kept "sweet" considering the financial clout the nation wields in the business of world cricket.
"The IPL situation -- we've got to be smart with that. India, they are big brother, we've got to look after them, we don't want to upset them. It's where a lot of the world cricket boards make a lot of their money, so we've got to keep India sweet," Law told The Age newspaper.
Three weeks ago, Law, who played 54 one-day internationals and a Test for Australia, was appointed interim coach of Sri Lanka. The island nation's cricket plunged to a crisis after the 2011 World Cup final loss to India on April 2. Captain Kumar Sangakkara resigned as captain and more recently pace spearhead Lasith Malinga decided to quit Test cricket citing injury concerns. He continues to play the IPL for Mumbai Indians.