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In a heartfelt video message addressing Pakistani cricket fans, Lahore Qalandars' Grant Elliot, a medium-pace bowler from New Zealand, has mourned the blast that shook Punjab's provincial capital on Monday.

Elliot, in the video message shared on social media Tuesday, said his thoughts are with everyone who lost their loved ones in the attack, adding that he hoped everything will get better soon.

"Just wanted to send out a message to everyone in Lahore... following the blast that happened. Thinking of all those people, of loved ones and the people of Lahore, hoping that everyone is safe and ... everything will be alright," Elliot is heard saying in the video.

Senior police officers were trying to convince protesting chemists to call off a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly when a bomber, who apparently had mingled with the protesters, stepped forward to get close to the negotiators and blew himself up.

At least 13 were killed and 87 injured in the explosion.

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PSL Chairman Najam Sethi said following the incident that the tournament's final, scheduled to be held in Lahore in March, will be go ahead as planned — with local players replacing international ones — if that is what Pakistani cricket fans want.

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IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 14, 2017 05:20pm

Thank you Grant. Good luck in the finals. We will not let any hate take us away from the path of peace. We are aware of people both inside and outside of Pakistan who are responsible for this, sooner or later Karma will take care of them as well.

Majid Feb 14, 2017 05:19pm


Ahmad Feb 14, 2017 05:55pm

Nothing will be right unless we make it right. And our Govt is not really interested neither are we.

SadFaces Feb 14, 2017 06:23pm

Thanks Grant for your heartfelt condolence. I sincerely hope you use your die hard attitude and come to Pakistan for the finals to show that the world can stand against people of hate.

Johnpauljones Feb 14, 2017 06:41pm

That was heart felt and considerate. Spoken like a true Lahori

Danish Feb 14, 2017 06:55pm

Many Thanks Grant,

For supporting us during hard times.

Respect #GoodLuckForPSL

Haroon Rashid Khan Feb 14, 2017 07:21pm

Thanks Grant, terrorism is a curse for all humanity.

Love Feb 14, 2017 08:41pm

So grant elliot has confirmed he will play in Lahore #psl finals.need just 7 more. Proud of najam sahab

IMran Feb 14, 2017 09:14pm

Respect and thank you GE: from @ a Pakistani in U.K.

Prasaddeccani Feb 14, 2017 09:22pm

A very nice and gentlemanly gesture.