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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Thursday said that discussions will be held regarding the future of Asia Cup 2023. Last year, Shah announced that India will not travel to play Asia Cup 2023 which is being hosted by Pakistan.

Along with this Shah also announced that the presidents of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will be present at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad for the IPL-2023 final scheduled on May 28.

"The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will grace the Tata IPL 2023 final to be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. We will hold discussions with them for outlining the future course of action in relation to Asia Cup 2023," BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said.

Earlier, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) supported the BCCI over the matter of moving this year's Asia Cup tournament out of Pakistan.

Najam Sethi, the chairperson of the PCB Management Committee, called for a rational approach to solve the crisis looming over the country's hosting of the Asia Cup.

The IPL final will be played on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Chennai Super Kings became the first team to reach the IPL 2023 final by defeating the defending Champions Gujarat Titans on Tuesday in Qualifier 1.

While Mumbai Indians surpassed Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator by 81 runs on Wednesday to seal their place in Qualifier 2.

The Qualifier 2 will be played between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. In their previous encounter, MI edged past GT by 27 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on May 12.

Suryakumar Yadav took centre stage with his unbeaten knock of 103(49) to take MI's score to 218/5. While chasing 219, GT suffered a nightmare by losing crucial wickets before the halfway stage of the second innings. Rashid Khan stepped up to keep GT's hope alive and struck sixes all over the stadium. His unbeaten knock of 79(32) proved futile as GT ended the game with a score of 191/8.

The defending champions will be keen to take their revenge by knocking MI out of the race for IPL 2023 title and sealing their place in the second consecutive IPL final. (ANI)

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