In Russia, the introduction of a maxtak for the number of foreign players shall be allowed on the plane during a match in the domestic bandyligan been discussed over the past few weeks.
the decision was taken during the Russian bandyförbundets annual meeting on Tuesday. With immediate effect, so each team now have only one foreign player on the ice, per game.
Swedish landslagsspelaren Christoffer Edlund, who left Sweden to play in the Russian Yenisey, was critical before the decision was made. When Edlund at the beginning of april was interviewed he of the site Bandypuls he said:
that decision or shut down the league completely would be devastating for the bandy. You wage war, and run campaigns to get in on the OLYMPIC program. And if the biggest league to shut out the foreigners, or put a max number of foreigners per team, then I find it hard to see that bandy is to be developed, he said.