Controlling thousands of fans at the cricket is a huge task. If you’re wanting to move across the stands during an over, you’ll cross the path of the steward who will stop you until the over has finished.
This is a big job around the whole ground. It enables seated fans to get full view of every ball without being blocked by others moving back to their seat.
One steward we spoke to has been doing it for years. He also controls the rope in the walkway for domestic t20 blast games and says its an enjoyable job to do. It’s jobs like these that keep the fans moving and the game in focus.