Security measures under scrutiny as pitch invader gets onto outfield again in England vs India Test series
Security measures at England’s Test grounds are under scrutiny after the same pitch invader got onto the outfield for the third consecutive match of the series against India. A pitch invader coming by the name of Jarvo – real name Daniel Jarvis – entered the field shortly after noon on the second day at The Oval, wearing Indian Test match whites, and with his name on the back of his shirt. The invader, masquerading as a fielder, reached the non-striker’s end, and then bowled a ball – which he had also brought onto the outfield – in the direction of the batsman before running into Jonny Bairstow, the non-striking batsman.
He was then escorted off the pitch by security guards.
Jarvis was dressed in Indian whites when he appeared carrying his own ballCredit: AFP
The invader was booed by the crowd after leading to an interruption in the play. Players were visibly angry that he had managed to get onto the outfield, with Bairstow appearing to be furious. India’s captain Virat Kohli also had discussions with the umpires after the security breach, which was the third in consecutive Test matches.
The culprit is escorted from the field of playCredit: AFP
In the second Test, at Lord’s, Jarvo entered the outfield posing as an Indian fielders.
In the third Test, at Headingley, he entered the outfield dressed as an Indian fielder – wearing full kit, including a helmet.
On both occasions the invader was thrown out of the ground, yet was still able to enter The Oval.
Telegraph Sport have contacted the ECB for comment.