ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Pitch invader Jarvo banned by ICC from attending ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
October 8 2023
Pitch invader Jarvo

Jarvo invaded the ground during the game between India and Australia at Chepauk.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the social media influencer and serial pitch invader Jarvo from attending any further matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. Jarvo tried to disrupt the play between India and Australia as well at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Security personnel stopped Jarvo who was marching towards action wearing India’s blue colour jersey. 

This is not the first time Jarvis has entered the field. Jarvo has done it many times starting during India’s previous tour of England in 2021 where he came off from the stands and went straight towards the pitch area. Anyone jumping off from stands and going straight to the pitch may be amusing for a few but it raises a big security concern for players involved in the game. 

Jarvo banned by the ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesperson said, “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.” Jarvos has also been arrested once for his antics on one occasion, Jarvo collided with England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow during a test and it led to his arrest on the charge of an attempt to assault. 

ICC spokesperson also informed the press that the safety and security of each and everyone is their primary concern during the big ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, “The safety and security of everyone involved in the ICC 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.” 

A few media reports have also come where it is claimed that Jarvo got VIP passes for the World Cup while the fans are struggling to get their tickets for the World Cup games. TNCA sold tickets for the India vs Australia game till Sunday morning as well even when claims of ‘sold out’ games were made during the mega event. This should raise a big concern for the tournament organisers. 

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