Grass needs watering

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Kevin Staff asked 3 years ago

It is the middle of summer, with soaring temperatures and the grass is dying on some parts of the wicket block. It is the first day of a two-day match. At the end of the day’s play the groundsman asks you if he can water the wicket block to help keep the grass alive. Do you allow this?

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Kevin Staff answered 3 years ago

Unfortunately no. Once a two or more day match to be played on consecutive days has started, a pitch or pitch block cannot be watered. However, if the two days of the match were on successive Saturdays, this restriction would not apply.