Daniel Jarvis, also known as “Jarvo 69,” is a serial pitch invader who made an unexpected return on Sunday during India’s ICC World Cup 2023 campaign opener against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Jarvis’s actions stalled India’s progress in the match.
The much-anticipated matchup between two powerful forces of international cricket, India and Australia. In Chennai at the ICC International Cup 2023 got off to an interesting start when the well-known English prankster Jarvo infiltrated the playing area just moments before the start of the action.
Jarvo was able to access the field, despite the fact that the Indian team and the umpires were already there, after Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia also won the toss and elected to bat first.
He also got too close to India’s most famous batsman, Virat Kohli, who was one of the people who helped get him off the pitch after the incident.
It was not the first time that “Jarvo 69” had intervened in a game; in fact, it was the second time.
Test Match at Lord’s on August 2021
During the second Test match that took place at Lord’s on August 2021, the English national broke through the security perimeter, donned an Indian jersey, and entered the playing field while pretending to be a member of the Indian cricket team.
During day two of the fourth England-India Test match, which took place at The Oval in London, England, Jarvo allegedly assaulted England batsman Jonny Bairstow. This incident led to Jarvo’s arrest the following month.
During the play, Jarvo came racing past fast bowler Umesh Yadav and tossed the ball to Ollie Pope at the striker’s end. Ollie Pope caught the ball and continued the play. He was unable to maintain control of his actions and ran into Bairstow towards the end of the non-striker’s end.
Since the prankster entered the field as a batsman during the third Test between India and England, Headingley has placed a lifetime ban on his being able to watch a cricket match there. For those who are unaware, this restriction will remain in effect till the end of time.
The serial pitch invader received a lifetime ban and a financial penalty for violating the security procedures, according to a spokeswoman for the Yorkshire Cricket Club, who confirmed the news.