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Anne Ellis, chair of the CGCW selection committee, said: "The selection of the large athletics team for the Commonwealth Games is testament to the huge amount of work done by Scott Simpson and his coaching staff.
On the news that Wales will be sending the full complement to compete, Chris Jenkins, chief executive of CGCW, said: "We're absolutely delighted to learn that we will have a team representing us in all four of the team sport competitions.
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the 2002 Games in Manchester with the result that the Sports Council for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government has withdrawn a commitment of pounds 100,000, plus a further pounds 150,000 on a match-funding basis, which would have supported the Wales team for Melbourne.
Helen Phillips, deputy chair of CGCW, said: "Dan's commercial experience and dynamic approach is a perfect fit with the ambitions of Team Wales.
CGCW chief executive Chris Jenkins said he wanted to keep the momentum from London 2012 going and keep sport at the forefront of Welsh people's minds.
The First Minister - who was at the Millennium Centre yesterday to announce Tanni Grey-Thompson as Team Wales 2006 captain - insisted selection had not been affected by monetary issues and said public funding was now far easier following the reform of the CGCW earlier this year.
David Evans, director of operations for Team Wales 2006 said, 'The prized partnership offers the CGCW invaluable assistance on all legal issues, presenting another tool to smooth the road to Melbourne.
Jenkins says the situation is out of the hands of the CGCW, but he understands the CGF wants a resolution as soon as possible.
'The CGCW has shown a great deal of goodwill towards Marc,' said triathlon team manager Steve Trew.
CGCW director Chris Jenkins added: "Preparations for Delhi are now in hand and we anticipate a total of 200 athletes and support staff will be making the journey to India.
'Many well-known faces obviously won't be available because of the Six Nations,' said CGCW head of operations David Evans.