Bandy is an ice sport which shares a similar background with field and ice hockey sports. In e the sport, the aim of the players wearing skates is to shoot the ball in the opposing team's goal. Rubber or rubber-like plastic balls are used to play bandy having cork inside. The approved bandy ball colours are orange, cerise (pink) or dark red. Mixing different types and colours of the balls in a single game is not allowed.
The bandy balls are 62.4 mm in diameter or 63.8 mm which is known as the Russian ball. In one game of bandy, approximately 20 approved balls are used, but all must be of the same type and colour, as specified in the bandy playing rules set by the Federation of International Bandy.
The leading manufacturers of bandy balls are Reebok, Jofa and Kosa. The bandy balls that can be used in official competitions are Kosa 60 mm, Kosa 63 mm, Jofa 60 mm, Jofa 62.4 mm and the Russian ball 63.8 mm.