The fourth match of the five-match Test series being played between India and England is being played at The Oval. During the match, the security cordon was broken on the second day and a man came running freely on the ground. Earlier in the Lord’s and Leeds Test also this man named Jarvoo had managed to reach the players on the field. Earlier, English county Yorkshire decided to impose a life ban on Jarvoo for entering the field during the match at Headingley, ie Leeds.
Security is being compromised for the Indian team of England on tour. This happened for the third time during the series when an outsider reached the ground during the match without permission. On the second day of the Oval Test match, when Umesh Yadav was doing the 34th over of the innings, Jaravo reached the ground running. Before the bowler could understand anything, Jarvoo had already tossed the ball towards Ollie Pope who was batting.
After Jarvoo reached the pitch, he also threw the ball and pushed the England batsman. Wicket-keeper batsman Jani Bairstow was pushed by Jaravo, which made him very nervous. The English batsmen were stunned as to what was happening as well as the Indian players were shocked by the incident.
This is a big question not only about Team India but also about the security of international matches. It is a matter of thinking how during a series, at three different venues, the same person repeatedly reaches the players on the field. The thing to think about is what would have happened if instead of the ball in his hand, there was some explosive material. Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan had also expressed concern on this matter.
He tweeted after Jarvoo entered the field during the Leeds Test match, writing, “This picture is intimidating if the same person breaks the security cordon twice in the field and reaches the Indian players.