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Is there any rules that says, when their is a pile of sawdust on the ground that the fielding teams helmet must be placed closer to the wickets? Ie not behind the sawdust (which would make the helmet closure to the boundary than the pile of sawdust)

dear christian,
         as far of the icc rules and regulations there are no rules regarding the placement of the helmet.but generally the umpires request the wicket keeper to return the helmet to the pavilion(only when there is saw dust on the field)and at other times when there is no saw dust he has the option to put the helmet on the you all know when the ball is in play hits the helmet belonging to the fielding side the batting team gets 5 runs.

         hope this clears your doubts and come back to me if you have any.


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