1. Instead of means substituting for.
Pattern: verb + noun + instead of + noun
They went to Hawaii instead of South America.
She cooks a lot of vegetables instead of meat.
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He was part of Sri Lankas national team for over a decade.
He was a member of Sri Lankas ICC CWC 1996 winning team.
He retired from competitive cricket in 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring.
He was Sri Lankas youngest ever international umpire on his debut in an ODI in 2009.
He also officiated in the ICC CWC 2011.
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In May 2011 he was selected for the Elite Umpires Panel