Laws of Cricket 1947 Code - Law 12

Law 12 - Maintenance of the Pitch

The Batsman may beat the Pitch with his bat, and Players may secure their footholds by the use of sawdust, provided [Law 46] be not thereby contravened. In wet weather the Umpires shall see that the holes made by the Bowlers and Batsmen are cleaned out and dried whenever necessary to facilitate play.

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