Currently with an exception of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, 6 other IPL teams are based in Dubai. Both M.I & KKR have AbuDhabi as their base. In case BCCI decides to opt for games only in Dubai in the first leg, then both will be required to move their base to Dubai from AbuDhabi.
For now as per the info available with InsideSport, IPL GC Chairman is due to meet Emirates Cricket Board chief Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak on Thursday. Sheikh Nahyan is also the UAE’s minister of culture & youth development. Patel along with BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin will try to resolve the inter-city protocol issue during this meeting.
IPL 2020 : Hot & Humid weather also big concern before the schedule is released
Some of the players are concerned with the weather. The humidity doesn’t really drop in the evening. The wind is warm; just that the sun disappears around 7.30 pm. The IPL had decided on 10 afternoon matches during the 53-day tournament, which would start at 2pm local time (3.30pm IST).
To overcome this BCCI may push the timing of the games to 3.30PM local time i.e 5PM IST.