Pitch Attacker ‘Jarvo’ Arrested in South London
By Tanushka Gain
on Sat Sep 04 2021
‘Jarvo’ has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a spectator collided with Jonny Bairstow on the Kia Oval pitch.
The incident happened during the morning session on the second day of the fourth Test between England and India. When a spectator dressed in white ran across the pitch and attempted to throw the ball to England batsman Ollie Pope. While doing so, the spectators collided with non-striking batsman Bairstow. After this the pair was seen exchanging words in anger. Before the stewards removed him from the playing area.
The name of the spectator is believed to be Daniel Jarvis. Also known as Jarvo 69. Her YouTube channel has 123,000 subscribers.
It was the third time in the series that Jarvoo ran on the pitch. However it is understood that, on at least one previous occasion, the club involved ousted him from the ground. The stewards of the Kia Oval held him until the police arrived to arrest him. His presence was welcomed. In general, the groans and shouts from a whole house crowd, who were enjoying an entertaining day of cricket.
Surrey is understood to be disappointed that no one was able to enter the playing area and is reviewing the incident. There may also be concerns on the part of players and their representatives. In both the previous matches, Jarvoo has been able to reach the pitch and make contact with the players. However, there is no suggestion that his intentions were anything other than to attract attention. Others with even worse motivation would have noted the ease with which he was able to approach the players.
“A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at the Oval Cricket Ground on Friday, 3 September. He is in custody at the South London Police Station.”
Pope, who was England’s top scorer in his first innings. admitted that the interruption had disturbed his concentration. About Jarvo’s appearance throughout the series, Pope said that “it brought some laughs at first.” “But it stops playing for five minutes. It doesn’t gain anything. It interrupts you but you have to try to stop it.”
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