In cricket, how far along the crease is a non-striker allowed to stand to the right or left?

Could they stand at the boundary and still be in their ground, or is there a limit to the "width" of the crease?

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It is impossible to stand outside the crease to the left or right, as the crease is of unlimited length; quoting from Law 7.3 The popping crease:

The popping crease [...] shall be considered to be unlimited in length.

Other than taking a position which would obstruct the fielding side, there is no restriction in the Laws as to where the non-striker may stand.


The non striker can stay and can start only in pitch zone, he can not start standing in infield or outfield.

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    Are you able to provide a quote from the Laws of Cricket to support this answer?
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Sep 27, 2023 at 9:52

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