Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne on Wednesday escaped a ban but was fined USD 50,000 for his public spat with RCA secretary Sanjay Dixit, thus clearing the decks for the Australian spin legend's swansong IPL appearance on Friday. The IPL's Disciplinary Commission, which had summoned both Warne and Dixit for a hearing yesterday, decided to let off Warne with only a fine after considering that the Australian cricketer had already apologised for his outburst. Warne was fined for breach of playing contract and warned of a harsher punishment in case he repeated such an offence. "The Commission has decided to impose a fine of USD 50,000 upon Mr Warne," a statement from the IPL's Disciplinary Procedure Commission said.