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.

Kemar Roach takes up the challenge, facilitated by Sunil Narine (left) and Darren Bravo (right).
Kemar Roach takes up the challenge, facilitated by Sunil Narine (left) and Darren Bravo (right).

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.

7 Responses to Cricketers taking up charity challenge

  1. Steve Crawford
    Steve Crawford August 22, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Foolishness! Monkey see, monkey do.

    • Adam Dessie
      Adam Dessie August 23, 2014 at 2:53 am

      ..was going to make the same comment.

  2. Javan Cook
    Javan Cook August 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Am I the only one sick of seeing this?

  3. Elie Knaizeh
    Elie Knaizeh August 22, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    How relevant is this to the Caribbean? While it is a great cause, I am just questioning it’s relevance to us here, especially considering the epidemiology of ALS.

  4. Lynn Lucas
    Lynn Lucas August 23, 2014 at 2:06 am

    I knew it was only a matter of time before someone started this crap here. Why not start a clean up Barbados challenge. Stupeese!!!

  5. Nikki Brown
    Nikki Brown August 23, 2014 at 6:06 am

    This is not only potentially dangerous for some persons but also highly stupid.


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