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Respected Sir,

What are the definition of Type A , B and C bats ?

If when baller starts his run-up and at the same time the non-striker is sitting on the bat which is upright and grounded inside the popping crease using his hands for adjusting the helmet but both of his legs are outside the popping crease, then is he liable for the run-out by bowler ?

Mayur Wankhade.

G'day Mayur, Great questions, let me answer the 2nd one first.  He is NOT out. some part of his body is touching his bat , which is grounded behind the popping crease.  

simple definition of a,b,c bats is this: All bats may have commercial identifications on the blade. Type A and Type B bats may have no other covering on the blade except as permitted (repair or protection). Type C bats may have a cloth covering on the blade.

For the complete explanation read Law 6 The Bat.,1027,AR.

Hope i answered your questions in such a way that you found them useful.
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