Daniel Jarvis, famously known as ‘Jarvo69’ now, has been banned for life from the Headingley Ground by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for his field intrusion on Day 4 of the Test match between England and India.
Jarvis is a prankster YouTuber who has gained attraction in this series due to his two on-field transgressions. In Leeds, on Friday, after the fall of India opener Rohit Sharma‘s wicket, Jarvis entered the playing arena as an Indian batsman. He popped up from the gallery located on one side of the sightscreen, wearing pads and a helmet. Someone from the crowd also threw a cricket bat to him.
He even reached near the pitchside before being held off by the ground security personnel. He was soon evicted from the Headingley premises.
Earlier, he had also walked in the ground during the second Test at Lord’s when India were bowling. He pretended to be a bowler and even was seen setting up the field. That left social media in splits. Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja also burst out in laughter.
Now, the Yorkshire club has decided to ban him for life from the Headingley stadium and also impose a fine.
“Yes, Daniel Jarvis will be banned from Headingley for life. We will also be imposing a financial penalty,” a Yorkshire CCC spokesperson told PTI on Saturday.
Asked what kind of measures will be taken to avoid such intrusions further, the spokesperson said: “As on previous days, there will be stewards present around there to stop anyone that attempts to get on.”
Such acts remain a serious issue in the covid-19 world. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan called out the double standards of media, stating that there would have been an outrage on media if such incidents happened in India.
Imagine the outrage if the same guy invade the field twice in India. #wontbefunny
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 27, 2021
Meanwhile, England are on the brink of levelling the series with a victory in Leeds. Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, and Moeen Ali nipped out five Indian wickets with the new ball on the fourth morning. At the time of writing, India still trail by 100 runs with 3 wickets in hand.