ENG vs IND: ‘Jarvo’ arrested after again mocking ECB security


England vs India: ‘Jarvo69’ pretends to be bowling on day two of the fourth test match.© AFP

YouTuber Daniel Jarvis, who rose to notoriety for breaching security at will during the ongoing India v England series, was arrested by South London Police on Friday after entering the Oval Arena during the shootout pre-lunch on the second day of the fourth test. . Jarvis, who goes by the name “Jarvo69”, has consistently passed himself off as an Indian cricketer and on Friday was the third time in three games he had taken advantage of poor security at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) who did not take transgressions seriously.

“Yes, Jarvo69 has been arrested by South London Police,” a BCCI source who is monitoring the situation told PTI.

It is learned that he was arrested on suspicion of assault as he broke into English drummer Jonny Bairstow during the day. Yorkshire County had decided to fine him and ban him for life but strangely, there was no tangible action promised by the ECB.

After trying to set the field at Lord’s and take a stand at Leeds, Jarvo was seen sprinting just as Umesh Yadav was atop his bowling mark. He collided with non-attacking Jonny Bairstow. He was kicked off the field again by stewards again, but there has been no official ECB apology with an individual mocking his security system.

There are discussions of how the ECB security team as well as the UK media would have handled this type of serious security breach if it had happened in one of the cricket stadiums in India. The administrative and security staff of the Indian team are keeping a close watch but will not file any formal complaints against the serial offender at this time.


Earlier, Yorkshire CCC in official communication with PTI had informed that Jarvo69 is banned for life from entering Headingley premises. That day, just after Rohit Sharma’s wicket fell, “Jarvo 69” was seen appearing from the gallery on one side of the visual screen, wearing punching pads and a blue helmet with a surgical mask.

A member of the crowd also threw a cricket bat as he entered the playing field and reached the pitch to take guard when ground security personnel stopped him. He was quickly evicted from the Headingley premises.

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