Kumar Sangakkara, the captain of Kings XI Punjab, has been banned for one match after his side was found guilty of not completing their overs on time, for the third time in the IPL.
The latest instance was on Saturday, in the defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali.
"Sangakkara has been banned for one game," IPL chief executive Sundar Raman said on his Twitter page, shortly after the completion of the match.
Right through the tournament, the IPL has come down hard on captains for shoddy over-rates. After the first three games of the 2010 season, four captains - Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Sangakkara - were fined $20,000 each because their teams were not able to complete its overs on time.
Sangakkara, being a repeat-offender was fined $40,000, while each of his team-mates were poorer by $10,000.