A man armed with a revolver was arrested by Kanpur police on the last day of the first Test between India and South Africa at Green Park.

Television cameras had spotted a man with a gun sitting behind photographers close to the sightscreen while South Africa were batting out time until stumps. According to the arresting officer, Tripurari Pandey, the man had a .38 calibre revolver.

The man, who was reportedly the son of the president of the Kanpur Cricket Association, was found to be drunk. He had a pass for the whole ground, but he had breached security regulations by bringing a firearm into Green Park.

Police are investigating exactly how he managed to bring the gun into the ground, as all visitors are searched before the match.