Ultimate cricket Ice Bucket Challenge collection

Cricketers have not kept away from the ice bucket 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.

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.

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. Here are some prime examples, as well as a few from around the world of sport.

England fast bowler <b>Stuart Broad</b>, 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.

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Former England batsman <b>Kevin Pietersen</b> was nominated by Chris Gayle, and he took up the challenge for ALS. We're not sure about the little boogie board, or about the skimpy undies, though.

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Here's West Indies batsman <b>Gayle</b>'s video, and aside from Pietersen, he nominated Windies team-mates Darren Bravo and Suleiman Benn.

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Windies all-rounder <b>Darren Sammy</b> was also charitable, wuth Gayle and Sunil Narine dumping the water on his head before he'd finished speaking. Cold.

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India veteran <b>Yuvraj Singh</b> protested, but did it anyway. Not much water though…

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Northamptonshire got in on the act, with fast bowler <b>Maurice Chambers</b> kicking them off. He did his bit for Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

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<b>Rob Keogh</b>, who had been nominated by Chambers, stepped up on Wednesday.

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Northants batsman <b>Richard Levi</b> also got in on the act, posting to his Instagram <a href='http://instagram.com/p/r6y3VwR-ku/' class='instorylink'><b>here</b></a>.

Nottinghamshire were not to be outdone, as <b>Steven Mullaney and Luke Fletcher</b> stepped up to the crease.

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Elsewhere, footballer <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> nominated Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne after having his turn.

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Manchester United veteran <b>Darren Fletcher</b> was nominated by Paul Scholes, and opted to donate his dosh to brain cancer research.

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Golfers <b>Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy</b> did the challenge together, with Woods getting the better of his shorter opponent.

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McIlroy's former fiancee, tennis player <b>Caroline Wozniacki</b> nominated Serena Williams.

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NFL quarterbacks from the <b>Indianapolis Colts</b> put their (very) big boy trousers on.

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While critics have pointed out the wastage of clean water, others have referred to the more than 13 million US dollars raised so far, in the same time period that just 1 million was raised last year.