Oman cricketer Yousef Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been provisionally suspended after being charged with match-fixing ©Oman Cricket

Oman cricketer Yousef Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been provisionally suspended, after being charged with match-fixing.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accused the 29-year-old of breaching four articles of its anti-corruption code, relating to the 2019 Men's T20 World Cup Qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates.

He has been charged with "being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive in any way the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches".

He is also accused of "attempting to solicit, induce, entice, persuade, encourage or intentionally facilitate a participant" to breach the rules and of failing to report match-fixing approaches from three people.

Al Balushi is further charged with obstructing and delaying an investigation carried out by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.

This may include concealing or tampering with relevant information.

He now has two weeks to appeal the charges.

"The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage," the governing body said.

Oman were among the countries to qualify for the T20 World Cup at the event in the UAE, finishing sixth and taking the last spot available.

Match-fixing has been an historical problem for cricket, with numerous high-profile cases.

In October, former South African international Gulam Bodi was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to eight charges of corruption.