Car retailer Cazoo and insurance company LV= have both opted not to renew sponsorship deals with England cricket.
Cazoo was the title sponsor for the first two years of the hundred in a deal that expired last season.
LV=’s three-year sponsorship of the men’s and women’s Test cricket and County Championship will end after next summer, the company has confirmed.
Royal London, which has supported domestic and international cricket for over 50 years, ended its sponsorship deal in December.
That leaves the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the hunt for three main sponsors in what is shaping up to be a tough time for the sport.
Disciplinary hearings into allegations of racism in Yorkshire are scheduled for March, while the Independent Fairness in Cricket Commission is preparing to publish its findings after two years of collecting evidence.
An ECB spokesperson said: “We thank Cazoo for their great support over the first two years of The Hundred. We are truly proud of the variety of partners who have helped establish The Hundred and open the doors to the cricket.
“We look forward to announcing more new partnerships as we approach the competition’s third year.
“We are very grateful to LV Insurance for their support of cricket in England and Wales. As well as partnering with England Men’s and Women’s Test cricket and the County Championship, they have done a tremendous amount for cricket basics, including through the £1 million Funds4Runs initiative.
“With an exciting summer of cricket ahead – including both the men’s and women’s Ashes – we look forward to working together in the final year of this partnership.”
Heather Smith, Managing Director of LV General Insurance, said: “We look forward to a hugely successful summer of Ashes cricket, but when the 2023 cricket season comes to an end, so will our sponsorship.
“We have always said that we will partner with the sport until 2023 and we believe now is the right time to naturally pass on the opportunity for this fantastic sponsorship to someone else.”