In the sport of
The size and shape of the wicket has changed several times during the last 300 years and its dimensions and placing is now determined by Law 8 in the
There are also specified lengths for the barrel and spigots of the bail. There are different specifications for the wickets and bails for junior cricket. The umpires may dispense with the bails if conditions are unfit (e.g., if it is windy they might fall off by themselves). Further details on the specifications of the wickets are contained in Appendix D to the laws.