LIAM Livingstone played a central part in the launch of Rajasthan Royals’ new-look playing kit ahead of his spell with them in this year’s Indian Premier League.

The big-hitting all-rounder from Barrow briefly linked up with the team ahead of his bow in the Twenty20 tournament for the launch, which included a presentation from Royals ambassador and Australian cricketing great Shane Warne.

Livingstone is currently in Dubai preparing for his stint in the Pakistan Super League with Karachi Kings, who play their first match against Multan Sultans on Friday.

He will then link up with the Royals following the tournament, with the IPL due to start on March 29.