Daniel Jarvis, known as Jarvo, breached security and entered the pitch during the India vs. Australia World Cup 2023 showdown at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8. Following his pitch invasion in Chepauk, the ICC has imposed a ban on Jarvo attending any further matches of the World Cup 2023.
According to a PTI report, Jarvo managed to breach security just moments after Team India’s players had taken the field. His unexpected appearance on the ground, wearing an Indian jersey, occurred just before the first ball of the match was bowled, taking everyone by surprise.
Jarvo even interacted with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul before being escorted out of the ground by the Indian team’s security officer. Initially, security officers apprehended him, but the incident wasn’t taken seriously, and he was eventually released.
An ICC spokesperson informed PTI, “The individual concerned has been banned from attending any further games at the event, and the matter is in the hands of the Indian authorities.”
“The safety and security of everyone involved in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is our priority. We will work with the venue to understand what happened and consider if any additional security measures are required to prevent it happening again,” added the ICC spokesperson.
It’s worth noting that Daniel Jarvis, aka Jarvo, is a repeat offender, and this marked the fourth time he has breached security during a match involving the Indian cricket team. He had previously committed a similar offense during Team India’s tour of England in 2021 at the Kia Oval in London, where he interacted with England’s keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow. He was charged with aggravated trespass and banned from entering English grounds following that incident.
Daniel Jarvis is a professional YouTuber with over 180,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, where he has also posted some of his pitch-invasion antics. Meanwhile, in their opening World Cup 2023 game, the Indian Team comfortably defeated Australia in a one-sided contest. The Australian side could only manage a total of 199 runs before getting bowled out, thanks to exceptional bowling by Team India’s spin trio.