Sports Desk KARACHI - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Saturday announced that he will quit after the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. "I have tendered my resignation to the Board last week and the tour to Zimbabwe will be my last," Waqar Younis, at the helm for less than 18 months, told a press conference ahead of this month's tour to the African country. "I have taken this decision on personal grounds, including medical grounds, and have no differences with anyone. My resignation has been accepted by the (Pakistan Cricket) Board," said Waqar. Waqar's differences with Afridi surfaced during Pakistan's tour of the West Indies in May this year, after which manager Intikhab Alam blamed both of them for creating problems within the team. Afridi retired from international cricket after being dumped as one-day captain in June, saying he will not return as long as Ijaz Butt remains the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Waqar is coach. Waqar was also reportedly unhappy with chief selector Mohsin Khan. However, the former fast bowler said Saturday that he had no complaints. "Had everything in my personal life -- that is, my wife's health and my own -- been all right, I would not have taken this decision. But I do not want to fail to do the job justice because of the personal problems on my mind," said Waqar. "It was a roller coaster for me, with a lot of controversies including the spot-fixing scandal, but I am proud of the fact that all these young boys have carried on the good work despite these problems," said Waqar. His first two Test series as coach -- against Australia and England, both played in England last year -- saw Test captain Salman Butt and key pacemen M Asif and M Aamir caught up in the spot-fixing scandal. The corruption claims over the Test against England at Lord's in August resulted in lengthy bans for Butt, Asif and Aamir, and the trio also faces criminal proceedings in England. Waqar said the players had been shocked by his decision to quit. "I only told the players on Saturday morning, and they were shocked because until today the matter was between me and the PCB, but I am sure that this young team will do well in future," said Waqar. PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar told to this scribe that, "The PCB has accepted his resignation and understands his personal reasons. His tenure was good and we wish him the best in his future." Waqar's resignation is the latest headache to hit the troubled national team, which will have to find another suitable coach before their October-November series against Sri Lanka. This will be followed by a tour of Bangladesh and a series against world number one Test team England early next year. "Whatever time I had spent with the Pakistan team, I thoroughly enjoyed it." His resignation comes at a time when the Pakistan Cricket Board has just made wholesale changes to the backroom staff, removing long-serving manager Intikhab Alam and assistant coaches Aaqib Javed and Shahid Aslam. The board said the trio needed to give more time to their duties at the national cricket academy. Governing board member Naveed Akram Cheema will be the manager in Zimbabwe and former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed the assistant coach. Waqar took charge after Pakistan were whitewashed in Australia on a tour where he worked as bowling consultant. He had a tough time during the 2010 series in England after then-captain Salman Butt and pacemen M Asif and M Aamir became involved in a spot-fixing scandal. Pakistan then enjoyed a good 50-over World Cup under Waqar's supervision earlier this year, reaching the semi-finals. After the tour to West Indies this May, former one-day captain Shahid Afridi spoke of differences he had with Waqar over selection issues. Waqarunderlined that his decision to resign had nothing to do with the recent changes in the Pakistan set-up and "I am now living in Sydney with my family and need to spend more time there," he added. "I have enjoyed the challenges of working with the Pakistan team. I am disappointed I won't be able to continue with them in this transition period."