Sussex have begun the hunt for two early-season stand-ins.

But they have renewed their call for young talent to shine.

Chief executive Rob Andrew has also revealed the club are monitoring the situation of Sam Northeast, the 28-year-old batsman who wants to leave Kent.

Sussex had Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer picked for IPL action, ruling them out of the early weeks of the county season.

Andrew revealed the county did not have replacements lined up in advance.

Head of cricket Keith Greenfield and head coach Jason Gillespie are now assessing options.

Andrew told The Argus: “It is quite difficult to make firm plans until you know what you are going to be losing and who hasn’t been picked up and might now be available.

“We now know the facts and we are on to that with Keith and Dizzy (Gillespie).”

Sussex lost Jordan to the IPL last season and their short-term hiring of Vernon Philander was not a success.

Andrew said: “We will make appropriate arrangements.

“It could be an overseas signing.

“There is plenty of time so it is just making sure we get the best we can.”

Sussex will receive compensation for Archer and Jordan, who could be away until late May.

Andrew said: “There is some compensation but it is not a significant amount of money, to be honest.

“It is what it is. It just another aspect of modern day cricket which everybody has to live with.”

Northeast has been replaced as Kent skipper by Sam Billings and is free to talk to other counties.

He is believed to prefer a top-flight Championship outfit to enhance his England prospects.

Andrew said: “That is a new situation and we are trying to find out exactly what the position is.

“We don’t really understand what is going on at the moment.

“We are watching that situation with interest.

“I don’t know who else is interested in him but we will look at it, as we always do.”

But he added: “We will not go into the market just for the sake of it.

“There is no point having good young players as we have if you don’t give them the opportunity.”