Did they stand up and say, 'hang about, we'll try to get the CGCW
the funding that is necessary' and at the same time ensure better Welsh sporting facilities that are so transparently necessary?
In a joint statement, they claim the CGCW has largely ignored the recommendations of an independent survey commissioned following the 2002 Games in Manchester with the result that the Sports Council for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government has withdrawn a commitment of pounds 100,000, plus a further pounds 150,000 on a match-funding basis, which would have supported the Wales team for Melbourne.
The statement said: 'We believe the current CGCW structure, having served Wales well, now needs to become more professional.
has been in a period of transition and to have the Dolmans team on board to oversee the changes has put us well on track to deliver our team of athletes with the very best opportunities to help them achieve their goals.
has already named its women's triathlon team for Melbourne with Leanda Cave, Anneliese Heard and Helen Tucker all medal hopefuls.
The progress that has been made by the CGCW to date since our first meeting in April has been nothing short of astonishing.
The CGCW and Team Wales HQ have taken massive strides in the last few months in our combined efforts to deliver a fully prepared Welsh team to the Games,' said Evans.
The last step in the Commonwealth Games selection process began on September 29 when the final wave of nominations were forwarded to the CGCW
Independent Selection Panel.
The move comes after Welsh sporting bodies rebelled against the CGCW
- an organisation they insisted was outdated and in need of a major overhaul despite Wales' record haul of 31 medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
A Special General Meeting of the CGCW
will be held sometime in the next two months to consider a resolution to remove its 12 directors.
Other sports such as boxing (13), gymnastics (13), badminton (12), table tennis (11), men's bowls (nine), women's bowls (nine), squash (eight) and triathlon (six) have already had their numbers fixed by the CGCW
With athletes expected to spend an average of 18 days in Manchester and alternative accommodation costing about pounds 60 per day, the CGCW
might have to pick up a bill over pounds 58,000.