LONDON (AFP) - World cricket chiefs are working out a middle path to resolve the controversy over Pakistan's right to remain co-hosts of the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent. Top officials of the International Cricket Council, including president David Morgan of England, will debate the matter at a meeting here on Monday on the sidelines of the World Twenty20. "The matter will be resolved amicably," an ICC spokesman told AFP. "No one in world cricket wants to be fighting court cases." Pakistan had served legal notices on the ICC after being stripped of hosting rights in the wake of the militant attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore on March 3 and the deteriorating security situation in the volatile nation.Pakistan were also furious that the World Cup secretariat, which was based in Lahore, was shifted to India, co-hosts of the showpiece event alongwith their South Asian neighbours Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The legal action followed an ICC meeting with the three remaining co-hosts in April where Pakistan's share of 14 matches were distributed among India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. As the issue snowballed with Pakistan accusing India of masterminding the move to deny it hosting rights, the ICC issued a rejoinder to Pakistan's legal notice.Saying Pakistan's legal claims had "factual inaccuracies and misunderstandings", the ICC clarified that while Pakistan were removed as a host location, the Pakistan Cricket Board remained a co-host.The ICC clarification was viewed as an attempt to diffuse the matter and open doors to a negotiated settlement that will be finalised on Monday. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended legal action pending a decision on Monday, but appears to have reconciled to the fact that it won't host matches at home, given the reluctance of teams to play there. The (PCB) has proposed shifting its share of 14 matches to the United Arab Emirates, where it organised a one-day series against Australia in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in April-May. The meeting on Monday where officials from all the four co-host nations will be present will debate the financial obligations of holding the matches in the UAE, the ICC spokesman said. "I am certain a compromise will be worked out," he said. "The idea of having games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai is certainly an option." PCB chairman Ijaz Butt declined to comment ahead of the meeting, saying he had been advised by lawyers not to speak to the media till the issue was sorted out.Morgan, the ICC president, was confident of reaching a resolution. "I am grateful to everyone for agreeing to come together to work through the ongoing issues surrounding the hosting of matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011," Morgan said in a statement."I hope that, through discussion, we will be able to reach a resolution to this matter as soon as possible. "It is a matter that is diverting resources and energy that could be spent elsewhere as, with less than two years to go before the event, we need to be conscious that time is passing. "The sooner we reach that resolution, the sooner everyone can proceed with the business of concentrating our efforts on working towards a successful event in 2011," he said.