Pitch invader arrested on suspicion of assault after collision with Bairstow


A pitch Invader ‘Jarvo’ has been arrested on suspicion of assault for colliding with Jonny Bairstow during the ongoing Fourth Test on Friday.

A man has been arrested after a collision on the field with English batsman, Jonny Bairstow during the fourth test between England and India at the Oval on Friday.

The man, identified with real name as Daniel Jarvis by British media. He was trying to bowl to Ollie Pope but crashed into a non-striker end with Bairstow before being thrown off by security staff. 

It is the third time that this man ran onto the field in the ongoing test series after Lord’s and Headingley.

He had also broken through security barriers and run onto the pitch during the past two tests. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has seen in close conservation with the umpires after Jarvis was carried away from the pitch.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at the Oval cricket Ground on Friday, 3 September. He remains in custody at a south London police station,”

the Metropolitan Police said in a statement to British media. 

Pope, who was England’s top run-scorer in their first innings admitted the interruption had disrupted his concentration. 

“It got a few laughs for the first time around,”

Pope said. 

“But it stops play for five minutes. There’s nothing to be gained from it. It does disrupt you but you’ve got to try and block it out.”

In the second test at Lord’s, he walked out with the India team at Lord’s while in the third game at Lead, he appeared in full batting kit.

Jarvis is identified as a YouTube prankster with 127,000 subscribers on his channel and many people on social media, including Indian former player Wasim Jaffer and commentator Harsha Bhogle, were left apathetic by the prankster’s stunts and the security arrangements at the venues.

“A few people need to be sacked at grounds in England. This is a very serious security lapse and it just continues. Not even a prank anymore. #Jarvo #Idiot,”

Bhogle tweeted.

The ECB said that any pitch invasion was ‘completely unacceptable ’ in a statement to the British media. 

“The ECB and our host venues do not tolerate any such behavior which risks the safety of players, officials, and staff,”

the cricket body added. 

“The ECB works closely with all our venues to share information and enhance their security operation.”

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