Cricketers taking up charity challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge being played all over the world, most notably by celebrities, has primarily been used to raise funds for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Motor Neuron Disease.
International cricketers have not kept away from the challenge, dumping buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of charity, donating to the cause and asking their mates to do the same around the world.
It has been a cold, wet week. England fast bowler Stuart Broad, already a notable campaigner against MND, via his charity.
The Broad Appeal, eagerly took up the task, going so far as to dump two buckets over his head. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was nominated by Chris Gayle, and he took up the challenge for ALS West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy was also charitable, with Gayle and Sunil Narine dumping the water on his head.
Other West Indian cricketers who have taken up the challenge this week in Grenada include Kirk Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder and the Bravo brothers, Dwayne and Darren.
English county Northamptonshire got in on the act, with Jamaican fast bowler Maurice Chambers kicking them off. He did his bit for Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Golfers have also been taking a swing at the challenge with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy taking the cold dousing together. The challenge continues under a bucket near you.